Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, May 2nd, 2006
According to a recently published report from the United States, "Infectious agents of disease continue to plague transfusion medicine as an increasing number of pathogens are described that pose a potential blood safety risk.
"While the recent focus has been on newly emerged agents, several well-established pathogens provide timely reminders that other agents continue to pose threats, but invariably 'fly under the radar', thereby failing to elicit adequate measures to prevent their transmission by blood transfusion."
"Perhaps foremost among...
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