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Examining what has been called the worst scandal in the history of the NHS, the probe is investigating how thousands of haemophiliacs in the UK were infected with HIV and Hepatitis C when they received contaminated blood transfusions. (Stock image/PA)

Examining what has been called the worst scandal in the history of the NHS, the probe is investigating how thousands of haemophiliacs in the UK were infected with HIV and Hepatitis C when they received contaminated blood transfusions. (Stock image/PA)

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Examining what has been called the worst scandal in the history of the NHS, the probe is investigating how thousands of haemophiliacs in the UK were infected with HIV and Hepatitis C when they received contaminated blood transfusions. (Stock image/PA)

The infected blood inquiry has heard that patients in Belfast disputed claims they were properly warned about the risks of contamination.

Questions were also raised about exactly when clinicians in Northern Ireland should have been aware of the danger.


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