In the North of Swabia, Donauwörth to have infected a clinic doctor, and several patients with Hepatitis C. The health Department expects at least five Affected. It should be almost 700 patients to investigate. As the district office Donau-reported Ries, plugged in a now it is not at the clinic, a busy anesthesiologist during surgery patients. Against the doctor, the public Prosecutor’s office determined. Against the physician there procedure, a determination, said the Augsburg Prosecutor Matthias Nickolai on Tuesday.

Hepatitis C is a liver disease that is usually caused by a Blood transmitted Virus and lead to serious complications. The hospitals used blood need to be tested on the pathogen.

As the doctor, itself suffering from the virus disease, the patient is infected, according to Nickolai unclear. This is now the subject of the investigation. “First, you must determine whether it is actually for sure is that the infection came from him,” said Nickolai. The police work in the investigation closely with the health Department.

The district office reported that the four Hepatitis C cases were in patients known to operations in the Danube-Ries clinic in donauwörth. “According to current knowledge, it must be assumed that the Transmission of the Virus by a doctor of the hospital took place, was infected with the Virus,” it said of the circle authority to the cause. He could have infected between November 2016 and April 2018, the patient. “In this period, a total of 693 patients by the accused physician were anesthetized.”

The health Department is now looking for Diseased

Now the health Department is looking for other possibly Diseased. “Subsequently now written to all other potentially affected patients by the health Department and asked for investigations.”

Hepatitis C infections are according to the Robert Koch-Institute is usually chronic, and are one of the most important causes of liver cirrhosis and liver cancer. Worldwide, the disease am diseases the most common infectious, Germany belong to the countries with a low prevalence.


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