Injection Suspected as Cause of Hepatitis Infection
   2011-11-29 12:30:38      Web Editor: Jiang

A child infected with Hepatitis C receives treatment at the First Hospital affiliated to Anhui Medical University in Hefei, provincial capital city of Anhui province on November 28, 2011. [Photo: CFP]

Related: 6 More Found Infected after Hepatitis C Outbreak

An incident of Hepatitis C infection, suspected to have been caused by unhygienic intravenous injection, has occurred in a region on the border of Anhui and Henan provinces with some of the victims being underage toddlers.

So far, 13 people in the Dancheng township of Woyang county, Anhui province have tested positive for the Hepatitis C virus. A total of 56 people tested positive in a preliminary screening test. Further nucleic acid tests on 16 of those confirmed that 13 people had been infected.

Most of the people infected with the virus visited a clinic in the Maqiao township of Yongcheng city, in the neighboring Henan province. There is a possibility that the infection was caused by unhygienic injection, the People's Daily learnt from the Health Department of Anhui province.

Villagers of the Dancheng township revealed that local residents usually take their children to the Miaoqian clinic for treatment, and that children who had received injections at the clinic were recently found to have been infected.

Gao Pei, vice director of the Woyang disease control and prevention center, told the newspaper that an epidemic survey of 20 people showed they had all had injections at the Miaoqian clinic. Local residents also complained to the center that they had seen doctors at the clinic use the same needle to inject multiple patients.

The exact number of people who were infected is still unknown. The People's Daily report says the people found infected so far have no history of blood transfusion, blood donation, operation, or contact with Hepatitis C infected patients.

Health experts have taken samples for further testing and have taken action to contain the infection.

1  2  

         claims the copyright of all material and information produced originally by our staff. No person, organization and/or company shall reproduce, disseminate or broadcast the content in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of holds neither liability nor responsibility for materials attributed to any other source. Such information is provided as reportage and dissemination of information but does not necessarily reflect the opinion of or endorsement by CRI.


Media Scan
Seven Sentenced to Death for Drug Smuggling
A court in Shandong has sentenced seven people to death for drug smuggling; three others have been given death with a 2-year reprieve.
Survey Shows Excessive Intake of Aluminum
Residents of northern China and those under the age of 14 may be ingesting more aluminum than healthy.
• C4: Bad Boys
Join us for the latest episode of CRI's hilarious comedy news show.
• C4: World Cup Fever
Join us for the latest episode of CRI's hilarious comedy news show.
In Depth

The Sound Stage
China Revealed
My Chinese Life
Photo Gallery
Learn Chinese
"In" Chinese
Chatting in Chinese
Pop Culture
Traditional Culture
Living Chinese
Chinese Studio
Chinese Class
Learn English
Special English
Pop Chart
Everyday English
Fabulous Snaps
CRI News  | Xinhua  | People's Daily Online   |  | China Daily  |  Global Times  | China Job  |  China Tibet Online  |  | eBeijing  | Beijing Today  | China-Eurasia Expo  | APEC Yiwu Conference  | Chinese Embassy in S.Africa  | Chinese Embassy in Australia  | Chinese Embassy in NZ