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Sunday 24 September 2017

Over 200 infected with Hep C have died

Eilish O'Regan Health Correspondent

MORE than 200 people who received contaminated blood or blood products have died, 55 of them from liver disease, a new report has revealed.

The database tracks more than three-quarters of the 1,700 people infected with Hepatitis C as a result of getting contaminated blood or blood products in the 1980s and early 1990s.

Those infected include people with haemophilia, patients who received blood transfusions and mothers who got the product Anti-D to prevent them having blue babies.

The report of the National Hepatitis C Database said 19 people had received a liver transplant at an average age of 53 years after being infected for nearly three decades.

Irish Independent

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