What is it about?
We examined the ability of current methods used to kill viruses, bacteria and parasites in blood products to effectively kill monkeypox in donated plasma and whole blood samples. Killing the virus can prevent its transmission by transfusion of blood.
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Why is it important?
Transfusion transmitted diseases pose a risk to people who rely on blood products to support their medical needs. As new viruses like monkeypox emerge into human populations, it is important for us to know if our current processes to protect blood safety are effective.
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This page is a summary of: Pathogen reduction of monkeypox virus in plasma and whole blood using riboflavin and UV light, PLoS ONE, January 2023, PLOS, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0278862.
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