Two Indian doctors have been arrested and charged with homicide for spreading hepatitis through the use of dirty needles, Agence France-Presse reports.

At least 34 people have died in a outbreak of hepatitis B in the town of Modasa in western Indian state of Gujarat.

Hepatitis B is spread through blood and bodily fluids.

Six other doctors have been charged with criminal negligence in connection with the outbreak.

Gujarat state health minister Jaynarayan Vyas said has ordered 600,000 anti-hepatitis B vaccines to help tackle the problem.

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