The number of people in the Lothians diagnosed with a potentially fatal blood disease is set to hit record numbers this year.
SCOTTISH patients infected with hepatitis C or HIV through blood products have revealed the devastating impact on their lives as the first stage of a major inquiry ended.
THE number of cases of the potentially fatal liver disease hepatitis C is set to reach record levels in the Lothians.
A million people in the UK die each year from hepatitis C, but many don't even know they are sufferers. Now the stars turn the spotlight on this stealthy killer
OVERSEAS investors and Scottish Enterprise's Scottish Venture Fund are pumping £2 million into a fledgling biotechnology company to help it develop hepatitis vaccines.
HALF of all hepatitis C cases in Scotland go undiagnosed each year, campaigners warned.
IN 2004, Petra Wright, 52, from Bo'ness, was diagnosed with hepatitis C, the same disease Anita Roddick revealed she was suffering from last February. The virus is still surrounded by stigma, despite the fact that it can be contracted during a blood transfusion, as happened to Roddick.
EVIDENCE relating to how thousands of British people contracted deadly diseases from contaminated blood imports was covered up by government officials, a former health minister alleged yesterday.
HUNDREDS of haemophiliacs may still be unaware that they contracted HIV or Hepatitis C from infected blood products up to 30 years ago, an independent inquiry heard yesterday.
AN ACCIDENT and emergency doctor who put thousands of patients at risk by working at ten hospitals when he knew he had hepatitis B was yesterday sentenced to 18 months in prison.
POLICE and firefighters will be given a vaccination against Hepatitis B, as part of a number of new measures to protect frontline workers from blood-borne viruses.
CAMPAIGNERS took their fight for a hepatitis C public inquiry to the courts yesterday, hoping that the Scottish Executive would be forced into a U-turn.
RUGBY players could be at risk of contracting hepatitis B through sweat, researchers said yesterday.
THE Body Shop founder, Dame Anita Roddick, has revealed she is carrying the hepatitis C virus.
BODY Shop founder Anita Roddick revealed today she is suffering from the disease Hepatitis C.
ITALIAN chef Giovanni Mola admitted in court yesterday that he had infected a woman with HIV and hepatitis C, but denied he was a "serial Romeo" who had bedded 200 women.
BACK in the 1980s, Scottish doctors found themselves at the centre of a storm. The eyes of the world fell on the heroin dens of Muirhouse, in Edinburgh, where the UK's first HIV epidemic among drug users was discovered. In 1986, the Muirhouse Medical Group practice found that out of 164 drug users on their lists, 83 were infected with HIV.
MORE than £550,000 is to be invested in the Lothians to help tackle rates of hepatitis C infections.