September 2004
Clinical Infectious Diseases;9/1/2004, Vol. 39 Issue 5, preceding p609
Academic Journal
A second case of possible transmission of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) from person to person via blood transfusion has been confirmed in Great Britain, the British Health Department said. Britain reported last December the world's first possible case of vCJD transmitted via blood transfusion. The donor developed the disease in 1999 and died of it. The recipient of the blood died in 2003. The Department announced that 2 more groups of people who had received transfusions since 1980 would be excluded from donating blood-donors who were unsure if they have previously had a blood transfusion, and donors who had undergone apheresis.


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