Survival of Plasmodium falciparum in human blood during refrigeration.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Transfusion-transmitted malaria remains a serious concern for blood safety. Viable Plasmodium parasites must be present in human blood to transmit malaria, but their survival in blood over time stored under refrigeration has never been carefully investigated. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS We spiked leukoreduced normal human blood with Plasmodium… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1537-2995.2010.02872.x

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