Blood Transfusion - 2 2016

Zika virus and the never-ending story of emerging pathogens and transfusion medicine
 
Authors:  Giuseppe Marano, Simonetta Pupella, Stefania Vaglio, Giancarlo M. Liumbruno, Giuliano Grazzini
Pages:  95-100
To cite this article:  Blood Transfus 2016; 14: 95-100
Doi:  10.2450/2015.0066-15
Published online:  05/11/2015

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Abstract
In the last few years, the transfusion medicine community has been paying special attention to emerging vector-borne diseases transmitted by arboviruses. Zika virus is the latest of these pathogens and is responsible for major outbreaks in Africa, Asia and, more recently, in previously infection-naïve territories of the Pacific area. Many issues regarding this emerging pathogen remain unclear and require further investigation. National health authorities have adopted different prevention strategies. The aim of this review article is to discuss the currently available, though limited, information and the potential impact of this virus on transfusion medicine. [...]
  
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