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Prevention of blood-borne diseases in Bolivia, 1993-2002

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Show simple item record Schmunis, G. A. Rodriguez, G. Coenen, J. Bellorin, E. G. Gianella, A. 2009-01-08T14:23:33Z 2009-01-08T14:23:33Z 2008
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dc.identifier.other ABSTRACT
dc.description.abstract This report shows the outcome of a coordinated effort by locals, foreign institutions, and an international agency, from 1996-2002, aimed at preventing transmission of blood-borne diseases in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. From 2001-2002, testing the donor pool for HIV prevented transfusion of 32 infected units and 29 infections. With 100% screening coverage, 196 hepatitis B virus (HBV)-infected units were discarded, and 177 infections of HBV were prevented between 1999 and 2002. Incomplete screening for hepatitis C virus (HCV) may have tainted nine units of blood and generated eight HCV infections in 1999. On the other hand, 600 units infected with HCV were discarded, and 540 HCV infections were prevented between 1999 and 2002. Screening for Chagas disease prevented transfusion of 10,661 tainted units and 2,133 infections from 1999 to 2002. From 1996-2002, the investment was US$1,108,000. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Blood-borne diseases en
dc.subject HIV en
dc.subject Hepatitis B en
dc.subject Hepatitis B core antigens en
dc.subject Chagas disease en
dc.subject Transmission prevention en
dc.subject Blood transfusion en
dc.subject Donors en
dc.subject Screening en
dc.subject Coverage en
dc.subject Cost en
dc.subject Bolivia en
dc.subject America, Latin en
dc.title Prevention of blood-borne diseases in Bolivia, 1993-2002 en
dc.type Article en
dc.citation.issue 5 en
dc.citation.jtitle American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene en
dc.citation.volume 79 en
dc.citation.pages 803-808 en
dc.citation.jabbreviation Am J Trop Med Hyg en

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