Published in Blood Weekly, March 30th, 2006
According to a recently published report from the United States, "Trypanosoma cruzi, the protozoan cause of Chagas disease, causes life-long infection and is easily transmitted by blood transfusion.
"Our goals were to determine the prevalence of Chagas disease among donors in five Mexican blood banks, to look for evidence of transmission of T. cruzi by transfusion, and to evaluate two serologic assays for Chagas disease."
"Blood samples from donors were tested initially with the Abbott Chagas EIA or the Meridian Chagas'...
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