TITLE

Blood donations halted from personnel deployed to Iraq

AUTHOR(S)
Sample, Doug
PUB. DATE
February 2004
SOURCE
Airman;Feb2004, Vol. 48 Issue 2, p13
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports that a parasitic disease being spread by sand flies in Iraq has prompted officials who oversee the military's blood supply to begin a one-year donor referral for military personnel serving in the country. Reason for the deferral; Total number of reported cases of the disease; Evidence that the parasite that causes the disease can survive in blood products stored under standard conditions for several days; Disease's impact on the number of eligible military blood donors.
ACCESSION #
12599664

 

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