Health officials in Hong Kong reported the cause of a local case of Japanese encephalitis (JE) affecting a male patient who stayed in Grantham Hospital in the entire incubation period–a blood transfusion...

Investigators have shown that certain screening methods that detect the genetic material of Zika virus can be used to ensure that donated blood supplies remain free of the virus. The methods, called Zika...

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As a safety measure against the emerging Zika virus outbreak, today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a new guidance recommending the deferral of individuals from donating blood if they have...

The American Red Cross noted in a press release Wednesday that they are closely monitoring the spread of Zika virus. As a precaution, the Red Cross will be working as quickly as possible to implement...

The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority: The spokesperson for Hong Kong Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service (BTS) today (February 1) announced that with effect from tomorrow (February...

Officials with the University of Campinas (Unicamp) the transmission of Zika virus via a blood transfusion, according to a Folha de São Paulo report (computer translated). The director of the Hematology...

Currently, Babesia microti is the highest-ranking pathogen that is transmitted by blood transfusion in the U.S. for which no donor screening is available, according to the Food and Drug Administration...

The continent of Africa has a large portion of the world’s HIV positive people with some estimates in the 60% range. Because of the high incidence of HIV in the general and blood donor population and...