The risk of transfusion-transmitted viral infections. The Retrovirus Epidemiology Donor Study.

@article{Schreiber1996TheRO,
  title={The risk of transfusion-transmitted viral infections. The Retrovirus Epidemiology Donor Study.},
  author={George B. Schreiber and Michael P. Busch and Steven H. Kleinman and James J. Korelitz},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1996},
  volume={334 26},
  pages={1685-90}
}
BACKGROUND Accurate estimates of the risk of transfusion-transmitted infectious disease are essential for monitoring the safety of the blood supply and evaluating the potential effect of new screening tests. We estimated the risk of transmitting the human Immuno-deficiency virus (HIV), the human T-cell lymphotropic virus (HTLV), the hepatitis C virus (HCV), and the hepatitis B virus (HBV) from screened blood units donated during the window period following a recent, undetected infection… CONTINUE READING
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