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Doctor allegedly infected patients with hepatitis C

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 21 August 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:414
  1. Judy Siegel-Itzkovich
  1. Jerusalem

    Twenty five Israelis have been infected with hepatitis C–and hundreds more are being tested at Soroka University Medical Centre in Beersheba–allegedly from a 37 year old hospital doctor who was reportedly addicted to morphine.

    Dr Sergei Pontus, who was training to be an anaesthesiologist, is suspected of injecting patients with the same syringes he used for himself. He was arrested by police and remanded …

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