Print this page    •   Back to Web version of article

International News
Chinese Clinic Suspected of Infecting 95 Patients With Hepatitis C Contaminated Injections

February 6, 2013

The official Xinhua News Agency in Beijing, China, reported that on February 5, local authorities in the Liaoning Province were alerted that 120 patients receiving varicose vein treatment at a private clinic could have been given injections infected with hepatitis C. The patients were traced and screened for the disease, and 95 of those tested were suspected to have been infected with the hepatitis C virus. Those patients have been hospitalized and the case is being investigated.

Back to other news for February 2013

Excerpted from:
Washington Post
02.04.2013; Associated Press

This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update. You can find this article online by typing this address into your Web browser:

General Disclaimer: is designed for educational purposes only and is not engaged in rendering medical advice or professional services. The information provided through should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or a disease. It is not a substitute for professional care. If you have or suspect you may have a health problem, consult your health care provider.