Transmission of adult T-cell leukemia virus (HTLV-I) through blood transfusion and its prevention.


Cell-associated transmission of adult T-cell leukemia virus (ATLV/HTLV-I) suggested early in a follow-up study on recipients of blood has been supported with the latest results of an extended follow-up. Approximately 10(8) lymphocytes of blood donors carrying the antibodies against ATLV seemed to be necessary for the infection through blood transfusion. The… (More)