10,425 foreign workers infected with Hepatitis C last year — minister

Hepatitis C liver
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AMMANMinister of Health Firas Al-Hawari has announced that the number of foreign workers in Jordan who were infected with Hepatitis C was approximately 10,425 cases last year, according to a local media outlet.اضافة اعلان

These figures bring the total number of viral hepatitis infections to 12,772 in 2022.

PCR tests approved
Hawari explained that PCR tests have been approved and implemented in the Ministry of Health laboratories and university hospitals.
Any foreign worker proven to be infected with HIV will be deported from the Kingdom.
The aim of this, he said, is to ensure the safety of foreigners and prevent any harm to public health caused by the spread of the disease.

DeportationAny foreign worker proven to be infected with HIV will be deported from the Kingdom, Hawari added.

He also pointed out that acquired immune deficiency testing is conducted annually for all categories of foreigners.

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