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BACKGROUND The measures recommended to reduce TTD include clinical selection of donors, based on a standardized questionnaire which aims to find out antecedents and behaviours predicting transmitted diseases within donors. The effectiveness of this measure is well established in the industrialized countries where the level of education of the population may(More)
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY Hemovigilance being an essential part of blood transfusion safety, many countries have set legislation for its organization and its establishment. In Sub-Saharan Africa, where transfusion practice is facing many challenges, hemovigilance does not always appear as a priority. Nevertheless, in 2000, Burkina Faso decided to reorganize its(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES The aim of this pilot study was to investigate the use of viral genome diagnosis of HIV-1 infection in blood donors in the regional blood transfusion center in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. METHODOLOGY This prospective study was carried out from August to December 2009 at the regional blood transfusion center in Ouagadougou (RBTC-O).(More)
OBJECTIVES In Burkina Faso, blood components must comply with national standards. Then, all Transfusion services must implement a quality control process to ensure compliance. Our study aims to establish the main characteristics of blood components of the regional transfusion center of Ouagadougou, and evaluate the capability of this center to improve its(More)
Dear Editor, Hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are among the most leading causes of deaths due to infectious disease worldwide [1]. Despite highly endemic infections in West Africa, chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) with their HIV co-infections are scarcely documented in Burkina(More)
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