Emerging Pathogens - How Safe is Blood?

@article{Schmidt2014EmergingP,
  title={Emerging Pathogens - How Safe is Blood?},
  author={Michael Schmidt and W. J. Geilenkeuser and Walid Sireis and Erhard Seifried and Kai M Hourfar},
  journal={Transfusion medicine and hemotherapy : offizielles Organ der Deutschen Gesellschaft fur Transfusionsmedizin und Immunhamatologie},
  year={2014},
  volume={41 1},
  pages={
          10-7
        }
}
During the last few decades, blood safety efforts were mainly focused on preventing viral infections. However, humanity's increased mobility and improved migration pathways necessitate a global perspective regarding other transfusion-transmitted pathogens. This review focuses on the general infection risk of blood components for malaria, dengue virus, Trypanosoma cruzi (Chagas disease) and Babesia spp. Approximately 250 million people become infected by Plasmodium spp. per year. Dengue virus… CONTINUE READING

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