Outbreaks of Non-Sexually Transmitted HIV and Hepatitis C
December 11, 2011
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Despite HIV prevalence standing at well below 1% in the sexually active population in India, 23 thalassemic children out of 100 tested have been found to be infected through contaminated blood transfusions in one year. Parents of infected children are demanding an investigation. Not only are the parents demanding compensation but there is also a possibility that health professionals involved will be investigated for criminal offences.
In China, a doctor is under investigation after 168 people were infected with hepatitis C. It is said they were infected by an unlicenced health practitioner who reused injection equipment.