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Hepatitis C outbreak in Jerusalem possibly linked to scanner

Health officials say they are investigating a possible link between an outbreak of Hepatitis C in the capital and a CT scanner at a small hospital in the city.

Five people have been diagnosed with Hepatitis C in recent weeks, all of whom went through a CT scan at the Misgav Ladach hospital on March 17 and who were given a contrast medium fluid, according to Hebrew media reports.

The CT scanner at the hospital has been shut down, according to Channel 10 news, which notes that 38 people were checked by the device on March 17, including 12 who were given contrast mediums.

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