Health Workers Sentenced to Prison in Kazakhstan for Criminal Negligence After HIV Outbreak Among Women, Children
January 2, 2008
Three health workers in Kazygurt, Kazakhstan, recently were sentenced to prison after being convicted of criminal negligence following an HIV outbreak among a group of children who received blood transfusions in region hospitals, Interfax News Agency reports. According to the Kazakh AIDS Center, 143 children who received blood transfusions in hospitals in the country have tested positive for HIV as of Dec. 1.
In a related case, 17 health workers and health officials in Shymkent, Kazakhstan, in June were sentenced to prison after being convicted of criminal negligence following an HIV outbreak. A medical investigation conducted by CDC identified transfusions of tainted blood as the source of the Shymkent HIV outbreak (Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report, 9/18/07).
Doctors in Kazakhstan Convicted for Criminal Negligence Following HIV Outbreak Among Children Who Received Blood Transfusions
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