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In Australia, up to 100 children, doctors could get HIV and hepatitis

February 8 2007
12:15

Investigation of potential contamination of dangerous diseases of infants began in Australia in a hospital in Canberra. Anticipated that up to 100 babies could be infected with hepatitis B or C or HIV from a biopsy of the colon. Improper sterilization of medical instruments can cause infection.

Who, precisely, from newborns can be infected, now it turns out. This is the period from February 1987 to October 2006. Approximately half of the possible victims have been found. They passed the tests, but their results are still unknown.

Risk of infection is not very large, but nevertheless, all patients should be checked, doctors note. Tells NEWSru.com

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