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    02/2019- Transfusion-Transmitted Infections

    INTERCEPT Blood System may prevent transmission of occult Hepatitis B infection

    The paper by Candotti et al. describes HBV transmission to 9 (nine) recipients by blood transfusion with FFP and RBC components from 3 (three) Slovenian blood donors with occult hepatitis B infection (OBI). The viruses remained undetected by both serology (HBsAg) and NAT testing.


    01/2019- Transfusion-Transmitted Infections

    INTERCEPT Blood System supports blood supply during West Nile virus epidemic in France

    Since the beginning of July 2018, the Mediterranean region has experienced an epidemic of West Nile virus infections: 24 cases in three French regions (Paca, Corsica and Occitania), according to the latest report from Public Health France. The disease is transmitted by the Culex mosquito.


    11/2018- Transfusion-Transmitted Infections

    Platelet transfusion-associated bacterial sepsis cases reported in Utah and California

    The US Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently published details related to fatal sepsis cases that resulted from bacterially contaminated conventional platelet components.