December 29, 2010
HIV Tests for U.K. Baby After Breast Milk Mishaps
A baby girl in the United Kingdom was tested for HIV twice after hospital staff gave her the wrong breast milk on two separate occasions, the London Evening Standard reports. Hospital staff at Lewisham Hospital in London attached the wrong milk to Zene Hunter’s feeding tube and then sent her home with bottled breast milk from a second stranger. The strangers and Hunter, now 7 months old, all tested negative for HIV and hepatitis. Breast milk is known to transmit HIV, hepatitis and other infectious diseases.
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