Prevalence of anti-dengue immunoglobulin G antibodies among American Red Cross blood donors in Puerto Rico, 2006.

@article{Mohammed2012PrevalenceOA,
  title={Prevalence of anti-dengue immunoglobulin G antibodies among American Red Cross blood donors in Puerto Rico, 2006.},
  author={Hamish Mohammed and Kay M Tomashek and Susan L. Stramer and Elizabeth A. Hunsperger},
  journal={Transfusion},
  year={2012},
  volume={52 8},
  pages={1652-6}
}
BACKGROUND Dengue is endemic in Puerto Rico and causes periodic outbreaks involving thousands of persons. Seroprevalence studies among blood donors can provide useful data on the immune status of the adult population. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of anti-dengue immunoglobulin (Ig)G antibodies in a random sample of blood donors to the American Red Cross (ARC) in Puerto Rico. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS Three-hundred randomly selected blood donations collected by the… CONTINUE READING

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