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Low hepatitis E virus RNA prevalence in a large-scale survey of United States source plasma donors

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Roth, Nathan J. ; Schäfer, Wolfram ; Alexander, Rick ; Elliott, Kevin ; Elliott-Browne, Wlenyeno ; Knowles, Jonathan ; Wenzel, Jürgen J. ; Simon, Toby L.
Date of publication of this fulltext: 19 Jul 2018 09:36


BACKGROUND: Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is a small, nonenveloped, single-stranded, RNA virus of emerging concern in industrialized countries. HEV transmission through transfusion of blood components has been reported, but not via plasma-derived medicinal products (PDMPs) manufactured with virus inactivation and/or removal steps. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of HEV among US source ...


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