Patient with suspected zika could not donate blood for 30 days

By Natália Cancian, Folha de S. Paulo 2015/12/22

The measures occur after the Blood Center of Unicamp (University of Campinas) report on Tuesday (15), a patient was infected by zika virus after receiving blood transfusion from a donor with the disease. According to Folha revealed, an examination of the Adolfo Lutz Institute confirmed the infection, which occurred in March this year. The acquired zika patient, however, did not have symptoms of the disease.



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