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Irish mothers called for hepatitis C virus screening

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6929.613a (Published 05 March 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:613
  1. A Murdoch

    A scare over the contamination of blood products with hepatitis C virus has made Irish health authorities begin nationwide screening of up to 100 000 mothers who have received anti-D immunoglobulin since 1970. This follows the discovery, on routine testing, that nine women who donated blood in the southern Munster region had antibodies to hepatitis C virus. They had all given birth and received injections of anti-D immunoglobulin in 1977.

    Health minister Brendan Howlin …

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