A Spanish news agency, EFE, has reported that the death of a baby girl infected 11 months ago with AIDS from blood transfusions in a public hospital in Peru.
After being diagnosed with severe anaemia, the girl with the initials M.R.B. received shortly after birth on Nov 8, 2006 three transfusions at a hospital in Chimbote, some 440 km north of Lima.
The baby, who for the last two weeks was connected to an artificial respirator, died Monday in a Lima hospital while the parents were in Chimbote taking legal action in the case, the daily Peru.21 reported.
The case of M.R.B. and Judith Rivera, a 44-year-old mother, are both instances of AIDS-virus contagion in Peru's public hospitals in the last two years.