West Nile Virus Transmission Through Blood Transfusion -- South Dakota, 2006

February 2007
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;2/2/2007, Vol. 56 Issue 4, p76
The article reports on the West Nile Virus (WNV) transfusion-transmission cases that were detected since the initiation of enhanced screening strategies using individual donation nucleic acid-amplification testing (ID-NAT) in South Dakota. It is said that ID-NAT was implemented to improve the detection of WNV. The South Dakota Department of Health (SDDH) was informed of West Nile neuroinvasive disease (WNND) through a man who had undergone a kidney transplant and transfusion of red blood cells.


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