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Baby Tested for HIV After Given Wrong Breast Milk

by Sasikala Radhakrishnan on June 21, 2014 at 11:45 AM
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 Baby Tested for HIV After Given Wrong Breast Milk

A three-week-old baby is undergoing HIV and hepatitis tests after being fed with breast milk from the wrong mother in a southeast Queensland hospital in Australia.

The Metro North Hospital and Health Service is investigating into the events that led to this incident.

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It has also tendered apology "unreservedly" to the baby's parents and the donor mother.

Authorities reassured that the risk of the baby contracting the disease is negligible because of "good health of all those involved."

As a precautionary measure, blood and milk samples have been taken from the baby for testing, and results are expected in a week, with a routine confirmation test to be conducted in 12 weeks.
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The baby's grandmother, Peggy, said a nurse had given a bottle of milk to her daughter-in-law to feed her baby but returned in about five minutes later saying that it was the wrong bottle.

The health service spokesman assured that any issues unaddressed by the investigation would be looked into to ensure that a similar incident would not happen.

The staff who were involved in the incident were given counseling about the importance of abiding by the protocols related to expressed breast milk.

Source: Medindia
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