By Li Qian | 2013-2-8 | ONLINE EDITION
NINE people were believed to have contracted hepatitis C in a hospital in Huainan City, Anhui Province, local health officials said.
Of the 75 patients who underwent dialysis treatment in the city's Xinhua Hospital, nine have been confirmed of hepatitis C infection and another 21 were also tested positive.
Initial investigation reveals that they got infected in the hospital. Further probe is under way to find the cause, Xinhua News Agency reported today.
The virus of Hepatitis C is spread through blood, unprotected sex and from mother to infant. It can lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer.