Transfusion-transmitted malaria--Missouri and Pennsylvania, 1996-1998.

TitleTransfusion-transmitted malaria--Missouri and Pennsylvania, 1996-1998.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1999
JournalMMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report//MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep
Pagination253 - 6
Date Published1999
ISBN Number0149-2195
Other Numbersne8, 7802429
Keywords*Blood Transfusion/ae [Adverse Effects], *Malaria/tm [Transmission], Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Humans, Malaria/ep [Epidemiology], Malaria/et [Etiology], Male, Middle Aged, Missouri/ep [Epidemiology], Pennsylvania/ep [Epidemiology]

Malaria is a rare but potentially serious complication of blood transfusion. During 1958-1998, 103 cases of transfusion-transmitted malaria in the United States were reported to CDC. This report summarizes the investigation of three cases that occurred during 1996-1998 in Missouri and Pennsylvania and illustrates the key features of transfusion-transmitted malaria and the importance of donor screening.

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