Risk for transfusion-transmitted infectious diseases in Central and South America.

@article{Schmuis1998RiskFT,
  title={Risk for transfusion-transmitted infectious diseases in Central and South America.},
  author={Gabriel A. Schmu{\~n}is and Fabio Zicker and Francisco Pinheiro and David Brandling-Bennett},
  journal={Emerging Infectious Diseases},
  year={1998},
  volume={4},
  pages={5 - 11}
}
We report the potential risk for an infectious disease through tainted transfusion in 10 countries of South and Central America in 1993 and in two countries of South America in 1994, as well as the cost of reagents as partial estimation of screening costs. Of the 12 countries included in the study, nine screened all donors for HIV; three screened all donors for hepatitis B virus (HBV); two screened all donors for Trypanosoma cruzi; none screened all donors for hepatitis C virus (HCV); and six… CONTINUE READING

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