Author(s): Marano G, Pupella S, Vaglio S, , Liumbruno GM, , Marano G, Pupella S, Vaglio S, , Liumbruno GM,
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Abstract In the last few years, the transfusion medicine community has been paying special attention to emerging vector-borne diseases transmitted by arboviruses. Zika virus is the latest of these pathogens and is responsible for major outbreaks in Africa, Asia and, more recently, in previously infection-naïve territories of the Pacific area. Many issues regarding this emerging pathogen remain unclear and require further investigation. National health authorities have adopted different prevention strategies. The aim of this review article is to discuss the currently available, though limited, information and the potential impact of this virus on transfusion medicine.
This article was published in Blood Transfus
and referenced in Journal of Neuroinfectious Diseases