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Jordan Deports Five HIV-Positive Libyan Patients

February 1, 2012

A health ministry official said Tuesday that Jordan has deported five Libyan patients after learning they were HIV-positive. In the wake of months of fighting that ended the regime of Moamer Kadhafi in October, thousands of Libyans have undergone treatment in hospitals in Jordan and Greece. "The five people have been hospitalized in a private hospital in Amman," the official said. "On Friday, health authorities found out that they were HIV-positive. They have been deported after a 72-hour quarantine." The official said the ministry "will impose more preventive measures to make sure all Libyans coming to Jordan are free of this disease."

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