Investigation of frequency of active Borna disease virus infection in Scottish blood donors

F Davidson, C Lycett, J Petrik, J K Fazakerley

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Abstract

Borna disease virus (BDV) can infect a wide range of vertebrate species causing neurological disease. In order to ensure the safety of blood supplies, it is essential to monitor blood for emerging pathogens.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)148-50
Number of pages3
JournalVox Sanguinis
Volume86
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2004

Keywords

  • Blood Donors
  • Blood Transfusion
  • Borna Disease
  • Borna disease virus
  • Communicable Diseases, Emerging
  • Humans
  • RNA, Viral
  • Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Risk
  • Scotland
  • Viremia

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