Potential for Zika virus transmission through blood transfusion demonstrated during an outbreak in French Polynesia, November 2013 to February 2014.
Euro Surveill. 2014 Apr 10;19(14). pii: 20761.
Musso D1, Nhan T, Robin E, Roche C, Bierlaire D, Zisou K, Shan Yan A, Cao-Lormeau VM, Broult J.
1Unit of Emerging Infectious Diseases, Institut Louis Malarde, Tahiti, French Polynesia.
Euro Surveill. 2014;19(15):pii/20771.
Since October 2013, French Polynesia has experienced the largest documented outbreak of Zika virus (ZIKAV) infection. To prevent transmission of ZIKAV by blood transfusion, specific nucleic acid testing of blood donors was implemented. From November 2013 to February 2014: 42 (3%) of 1,505 blood donors, although asymptomatic at the time of blood donation, were found positive for ZIKAV by PCR. Our results serve to alert blood safety authorities about the risk of post-transfusion Zika fever.
Entry filed under: Biología Molecular, Epidemiología, F.O.D, FIEBRE y RASH, Health Care-Associated Infections, Infecciones emergentes, Infecciones nosocomiales, Infecciones virales, Medicina del viajero, Metodos diagnosticos, Sepsis, Update.