Russian toddler contracts HIV from transfusion

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Doctors in Russia accidentally infected a 16-month-old girl with HIV during a blood transfusion, investigators said Monday, opening a criminal probe into the case.

The toddler was given blood from an HIV-infected donor at the Number 5 children’s hospital in Saint Petersburg, the city’s Investigative Committee said in a statement.

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It opened a criminal investigation into “providing dangerous services to children”, an offence carrying a maximum sentence of six years in prison.

Read more: www.news.com.au

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