Unsafe Medical Practices, Including Syringe, Drip Reuse, Likely Caused HIV Infections Among Pakistani Children, WHO Finds
Wall Street Journal: Reusing Syringes, Drips Infected Hundreds of Pakistani Children With HIV
“Unsafe, but common, practices such as reusing drips and syringes caused hundreds of Pakistani children to be infected with HIV, according to a World Health Organization team investigating an outbreak in a poor southeastern town. The WHO’s preliminary findings, reviewed by the Wall Street Journal and presented to Pakistani health officials Friday, offer a window into how more than 650 children tested positive for HIV in one town over six weeks of government tests, while nearly all their parents tested negative…” (Rana, 6/14).
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