Published in Blood Weekly, October 28th, 1996
Anti-Leishmania antibodies were detected in the sera of blood donors in Brazil, and two cases of transfusion-transmitted visceral leishmaniasis (kala-azar) have been reported recently in India.
V.O. da Silva, University Fed. Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and colleagues used a FML-ELISA assay to screen blood for the presence of anti-Leishmania antibodies, and presented their findings at the 49th annual meeting of the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB), Orlando, Florida, October 12-16, 1996.
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