Tainted-blood-transfusion-Hepatitis-C - DESPERATE to start a family, Janice Cox and her husband tried for a baby for five long years.

But their dreams were shattered when, earlier this year, fertility investigations revealed that Janice had hepatitis C. She contracted the deadly disease against the odds from her mother who became infected after receiving contaminated blood during a kidney transplant in 1973.

There is just a six in 100 chance of the disease passing from mother to child in the womb. Now Janice fears she is among a new generation of victims, many of whom may not even know they are infected.

Self-employed Janice, 36, who lives in Bedfordshire, said: “I am absolutely horrified that so little has been done to stop the spread of this devastating illness.

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