Burkina Faso: cases and investigations
Unexpected HIV infections in children: A study among children hospitalized for malnutrition in Bobo Dioulasso during 1989-90 found 48 children aged 12-48 months to be infected with HIV-1 and/or HIV-2 (a less-dangerous relative of HIV-1). Eleven of the 48 infected children had HIV-negative mothers. The authors of the study attributed 6 of these 11 non-vertical (ie, not mother-to-child) infections to blood transfusions, while the 5 other children “all presented a history of multi-injections, suggesting the involvement of this mode of transmission.” Source: Prazuck T, Tall F, Nacro B, et al. HIV infection and severe malnutrition: a clinical and epidemiological study in Burkina Faso. AIDS 1993, 7: 103-108. Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8442899 (accessed 14 October 2018).
Unexpected HIV infections in adults: