Blood Transfusion - 2 2015 (April - June)
Human Parvovirus B19 and blood product safety: a tale of twenty years of improvements
Authors:  Giuseppe Marano, Stefania Vaglio, Simonetta Pupella, Giuseppina Facco, Gabriele Calizzani, Fabio Candura, Giancarlo M. Liumbruno, Giuliano Grazzini
Pages:  184-96
To cite this article:  Blood Transfus 2015; 13: 184-96
Doi:  10.2450/2014.0174-14
Published online:  13/11/2014

The establishment of systems to ensure a safe and sufficient supply of blood and blood products for all patients requiring transfusion is a core issue of every blood programme.
A spectrum of blood infectious agents is transmitted through transfusion of infected blood donated by apparently healthy and asymptomatic blood donors. Recent emerging-infectious-disease threats include West Nile virus1,2, chikungunya3, babesia4, dengue5, hepatitis E virus6, and variant of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease7. [...]
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