Lookback procedures after postdonation notifications during a Q fever outbreak in the Netherlands.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Since 2007, large outbreaks of Q fever occurred in the Netherlands. The unprecedented number of Q fever infections resulted in the need for the Dutch blood transfusion service to evaluate the risk of transmission of Coxiella burnetii via blood. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS A lookback procedure (recipient tracing) was performed for transfused blood… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1537-2995.2012.03792.x

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