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Central Government Investigates HIV Infections at Top Public Hospital

By Wu Jing and Li Rongde
Nurses carry out routine drug inspections in Zhengzhou, Henan province. China's health authorities are investigating an incident that resulted in five patients being infected with HIV in Zhejiang province. Photo: Visual China
Nurses carry out routine drug inspections in Zhengzhou, Henan province. China's health authorities are investigating an incident that resulted in five patients being infected with HIV in Zhejiang province. Photo: Visual China

(Beijing) — The central government said it has sent a team to investigate a contamination at a top Zhejiang province public hospital where five patients were infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

The task force, with members from the National Health and Family Planning Commission and the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, is also assisting efforts to contain the infection, according to a statement the health commission released Monday.

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