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        1/4/2013, Tevet 22, 5773

      Health Ministry to Check if Infected Blood Led to Death

      The Health Ministry will check if blood infected with the West Nile virus was to blame for the death of 16-year-old leukemia patient Amber Biton of Kiryat Gat about a month ago, according to a Friday report on the Walla Website.

      Biton had undergone a bone marrow transplant a few months before her death. The Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer, east of Tel Aviv, said that one of the 80 units of blood she received was infected with the virus.