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Zika virus: a new challenge for blood transfusion
Didier Musso, Susan L Stramer (on behalf of the AABB Transfusion-Transmitted Diseases Committee), Michael P Busch (on behalf of the International Society of Blood Transfusion Working Party on Transfusion-Transmitted Infectious Diseases)
Published Online: 03 May 2016 / Article has an altmetric score of 2 / DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(16)30428-7
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Zika virus is an emerging flavivirus initially described in 1947. The first outbreak of Zika virus occurred in 2007 in the Pacific and the virus has spread in this region since 2013, and in the Americas since 2015. Concomitantly, severe neurological complications in adults, fetuses, and neonates have been described. Zika virus is mainly mosquito borne, but non-vector transmission (maternal–fetal, sexual, and blood transfusion) is possible, with an unknown effect on the burden of the disease.
Keywords: Research; Abstracts; Zika Virus; Blood Safety.