Transfusion-transmitted babesiosis: is it time to screen the blood supply?

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW This review summarizes the current status of blood screening to prevent transfusion-transmitted babesiosis (TTB). RECENT FINDINGS Babesia microti has recently been determined to be the most common transfusion-transmitted pathogen in the United States. Patients who acquire TTB often experience severe illness with an associated mortality… (More)

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