Thursday, November 17, 2011

AIDS Patients Drip Blood on Others' Food (China)

China Radio International
17 November 2011

AIDS in Poisoned Food Rumor Debunked

The Ministry of Health has dismissed a rumor which indicated that several people have been infected with HIV/AIDS from eating food contaminated by HIV/AIDS infected blood, reports.

The Department of Public Security of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region also said Wednesday through its official microblog "Pingantianshan", or "the Peaceful Snow Mountain", that they have not found any cases of HIV/AIDS patients from Xinjiang or elsewhere dripping their blood into food to infect others. [...]

People's Daily Online [China]
18 November 2011

Xinjiang AIDS attack rumor denied

By Huang Jingjing (Global Times)

Both public security and health authorities on Wednesday refuted a rumor claiming that a large group of HIV/AIDS carriers had infiltrated large cities and intended to transmit the virus by contaminating food sources.

The rumor, that went viral, claimed that some 20,000 HIV-positive sufferers from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region had gone to major cities across the country and laced restaurant food with their blood.

It said those attackers were incited by separatists and terrorists, and warned people to not eat Xinjiang food. [...]