Infectious Disease Clinics of North America volume 26, issue 2, P225-241 2012 DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2012.02.008 View full text
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Clarisse Martins Machado, José Eduardo Levi

Abstract: Blood transfusion and transplantation may represent efficient mechanisms of spreading infectious agents to naive populations. In the developed countries, as a consequence of globalization, several factors such as international commerce, tourism, and immigration have acted as important features for the emergence or reemergence of infectious diseases previously referred to as tropical. This article reviews the relevant bacterial, protozoan and viral infections that are more frequently associated with blood trans…

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