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Scientists Learn to Detect Zika Virus Using Nuclear-Derived Technique

Scientists Learn to Detect Zika Virus Using Nuclear-Derived Technique | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it
More than thirty doctors, epidemiologists, microbiologists and laboratory technicians from Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa learned how to use a nuclear-derived technique to detect the Zika virus during IAEA training courses this month.

These courses are being run in order to assist with the scaling up of reliable laboratory testing which is now required in a number of countries in order to detect this particular virus in affected patients.
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CDC - Blogs - Safe Healthcare – New Guideline to Reduce Unexpected Disease Transmission Through Organ Transplantation

CDC - Blogs - Safe Healthcare – New Guideline to Reduce Unexpected Disease Transmission Through Organ Transplantation | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

Posted online via the Centers for Disease Control in the United States. CDC - Blogs - Safe Healthcare – New Guideline to Reduce Unexpected Disease Transmission Through Organ Transplantation .

 

This guideline document focuses on the identification, testing, and risk assessment processes that are performed on deceased donors to address in particular hepatitis B, hepatitis C and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

 

The full guideline document plus two accompanying editorials can also be accessed via this online edition of Public Health Reports-

http://blogs.cdc.gov/safehealthcare/2013/06/19/new-guideline-transplant-safety/

 

 

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