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Special Zika-Themed Issue
We are pleased to announce the publication of a special themed issue of TRANSFUSION, Zika and Other Transfusion Transmitted Viruses, Volume 57, Issue 3 (March) Part 2. Dr. Michael Busch served as Guest Editor on this timely issue, which was published online March 27th and will mail in print to subscribers with the regular April issue of the Journal. This important collection of 10 articles are categorized into five themes: nucleic acid testing to detect Zika virus, nucleic acid testing to screen the blood supply in the United States, pathogen reduction of Zika virus in blood components, inactivation of Zika virus during the manufacture of plasma derivatives, and defining those at high risk for complications from transfusion-transmitted Zika virus.
A press release was distributed March 27th, focused on a paper by Stone et al: Relative analytical sensitivity of donor nucleic acid amplification technology screening and diagnostic real-time polymerase chain reaction assays for detection of Zika virus RNA (pages 734-747). The press release also publicized the issue as a whole, and concluded with this quote by the Guest Editor, Dr. Busch and authors of its Editorial:
“As the papers in this issue illustrate, building on experience with prior emerging infectious diseases, much has been learned in the relatively brief period of a year both about the nature of the virus and its epidemiology. This knowledge is invaluable as we refine the response to this epidemic…However, in addition to uncertainty regarding whether Zika virus will spread further or become endemic in some areas, there is also much that remains unknown about the complications of infection itself.”
TRANSFUSION is again offering continuing medical education (CME) credits for reading select articles in the journal and successfully completing a test on the content.These CME activities also meet the American Board of Pathology’s (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements for Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs) [ACGME/MOC category: Medical Knowledge].
Physicians interested in completing the exam should log on to www.wileyhealthlearning.com/trf. Upon successfully finishing the activity, physicians will receive an electronic certificate of completion, which can be printed and saved online under the user's profile.
The program is free to subscribers of the journal.
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- Cellular Therapy: Principles, Methods, and Regulations, 2nd ed. Edited by Ellen Areman and Kathy Loper. Available in print, digital, or both in a cost-saving bundle.
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