Transmission of West Nile virus through blood transfusion in the United States in 2002.


BACKGROUND During the 2002 West Nile virus epidemic in the United States, patients were identified whose West Nile virus illness was temporally associated with the receipt of transfused blood and blood components. METHODS Patients with laboratory evidence of recent West Nile virus infection within four weeks after receipt of a blood component from a donor… (More)


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