Emerging infectious disease issues in blood safety.

  title={Emerging infectious disease issues in blood safety.},
  author={Mary E. Chamberland and Harvey J. Alter and Michael P. Busch and George J Nemo and Maura Ricketts},
  journal={Emerging Infectious Diseases},
  pages={552 - 553}
Improvements in donor screening and testing and viral inactivation of plasma derivatives together have resulted in substantial declines in transfusion-transmitted infections over the last two decades. Most recently, nucleic acid testing techniques have been developed to screen blood and plasma donations for evidence of very recent viral infections that could be missed by conventional serologic tests. Nonetheless, the blood supply remains vulnerable to new and reemerging infections. In recent… CONTINUE READING
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