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A Doctor in Pakistan has been arrested for infected at least 90 people, including 65 children and 25 adults with HIV due to using a contaminated syringe.

According to police head, Kamran Nawaz, said that they have arrested a doctor after receiving complaints from the health authorities.

Report says that the doctor is HIV positive.

18 children were earlier tested positive for the virus, which prompted health officials to carry out wider screenings after received complains from the citizens, where more people were tested positive

The outbreak was traced to a sdoctor, who appears to have been using a contaminated syringe on patients.

Azra Pechuho, Sindh province’s health minister, confirmed his arrest. He said the blood of the parents of the infected children was also tested, but their results were negative.

Officials have since launched an even larger testing and education drive.

Pakistan is considered a low prevalence country for HIV, but the disease is expanding mostly among intravenous drug users, sex workers and migrants

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