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Transmission of West Nile Virus through blood transfusion in the United States in 2002.

Important study showing that more than one third of donors show no symptoms although having viremia and transmitting West Nile virus. Therefore, nucleic-based assays for West-Nile Virus are necessary in countries with West Nile virus epidemiology. Although such a test was quickly introduced in the US, the West Nile Virus is an example for the […]