Japanese Find More Tainted Blood

by VR Sreeraman on  December 31, 2007 at 6:15 PM Child Health News
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Japanese Find More Tainted Blood
A report said that tainted blood products might have been used a decade ago to treat chicken pox and other common diseases in Japanese children. Due to this, numerous children may have been at a risk of hepatitis C reported Asahi Shimbum.

The recent analyses of the blood products known as immuno-globulin preparations of the 70s and 80s showed traces of the virus, prompting concern among Japanese health officials. The widespread exposure could mean a greater number of unreported hepatitis C infections.

The Japanese government have formulated a relief package to cover all victims. But the package does not include the immuno-globulin products since the hepatitis C link has not been officially confirmed.

Source: Medindia
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