Leonor Beleza - AIDS Scandal

AIDS Scandal

In 2001, a Portugal court indicted Beleza propagating a contagious disease during her time in as Health Minister during the 1980s. More than 100 Portuguese haemophiliacs had become infected with the AIDS virus after receiving transfusions of contaminated plasma that had been imported and distributed by the public health service, part of the larger worldwide contaminated haemophilia blood products scandal.

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