Sunday 20 August 2017

Clodagh Sheehy: Mere mention of the Hepatitis C virus awakens bad memories

THE possibility that a whole new batch of mothers could be infected with deadly Hepatitis C is sending shivers down the spines of women across the country.

Today’s revelation that a doctor with the infection may have treated hundreds of women has brought the horror of 18 years ago sharply back into focus.

That was when it first emerged that the State had poisoned 1,600 of its citizens with the life-threatening infection through contaminated blood products.

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