Seroprevalence of Chikungunya virus in blood donors from Northern and Southeastern Brazil.

Citation data:

Hematology, transfusion and cell therapy, ISSN: 2531-1387, Vol: 40, Issue: 4, Page: 358-362

Publication Year:
2018
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PMID:
30370414
DOI:
10.1016/j.htct.2018.04.002
Author(s):
Slavov, Svetoslav Nanev; Otaguiri, Katia Kaori; Bianquini, Melina Lellis; Bitencourt, Hellen Tayana Oliveira; Chagas, Marcia Cristina Munhoz; Guerreiro, Domingos Sávio de Souza; Figueiredo, Luiz Tadeu Moraes; Covas, Dimas Tadeu; Kashima, Simone
Publisher(s):
Elsevier BV; Associação Brasileira de Hematologia, Hemoterapia e Terapia Celular (ABHH)
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article description
Chikungunya virus, an arbovirus that belongs to the genus of the family, causes a febrile illness accompanied by rash and arthralgia. It is estimated that during outbreaks, the prevalence of Chikungunya virus RNA in viremic blood donations varies between 0.4 and 2.1%; therefore, this virus may be transmitted by transfusion. In Brazil, Chikungunya virus has been claimed to cause extensive outbreaks, however, the seroprevalence of anti-Chikungunya virus IgG among Brazilian blood donors is unknown.