by Medindia Content Team on  September 27, 2006 at 6:40 AM AIDS/HIV News
61 HIV Positive in south Kazakhstan
The republic's health officials reported that the number of HIV infected children in South Kazakhstan Region has risen to 61.

The Kazakh health minister and a regional governor were nailed and thrown out of their job, following the detection of 61 cases out of which 4 have already succumbed to the disease.

The Kazakh Prosecutor General's office had earlier reported that only half of the 9800 children were examined for HIV. A criminal case has been charged since July 2006.

Medics have not been able to trace the 17 donors allegedly involved in the blood transfusion racket.

Source: Medindia
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