Published in AIDS Weekly, February 13th, 2006
WNV can be detected in blood samples by recently developed and approved tests. These tests detect some, but not all, cases of contamination with the virus. This means that WNV infections that could result from contaminated blood products are potentially avoidable by screening donated blood. However, the majority of WNV infections are asymptomatic, so screening may have a small impact on clinical outcomes.
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