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Blood transfusions resulting in infections are increasing

In Japan, 80 people may have contracted hepatitis viruses and other diseases after receiving blood transfusions. These people have all received blood transfusion over the last four months. 41 people were infected with hepatitis B, 27 with hepatitis C and 11 with other diseases.

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About: Blood transfusions resulting in infections are increasing

Date: 12 August 2004

Source: Medical News Today

URL: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=11970

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