News reports have revealed the repeated occurrence of bloody needles being used as a trap in a bid to transfer diseases within the city of Vienna in Austria.
The reports reveal that a nurse accidentally sat on seven 'used' syringes covered in blood, which was intentionally left upright in a train seat.
Daily Records reports that the incident is the second in two months which has taken place in Vienna, and is currently being investigated by the police who believe the act is the work of a serial offender.
The woman, 21-year-old Carmen E, was injured and rushed to the hospital following the incident. She will be tested for HIV and Hepatitis, results of which would not be determined until after one month.
The nurse in training disclosed her dismay at her predicament when she realised what had happened.
“At first I had not thought about it at all and then I felt behind and got a big shock. I immediately panicked and trembled all over. I just cried.
“Doctors have said that it will take up to one month before the results are known.
“Until then, I am in constant uncertainty. Hopefully I was not infected with AIDS. This is my greatest fear.”
The reports also reveal that the staff had searched the train for the syringes, finding them stuck between the surface of the seat and the backrest.
Police are reportedly checking CCTV footage from the train and its environs, while warning passengers to be vigilant and examine transport seats before sitting in them.
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