Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and blood transfusion safety

The authors state that if transfusion transmission of sCJD occurs at all, it is very rare. Four cases of apparent vCJD transfusion transmission have occurred in the UK. At least some precautionary measures will remain in place and continued surveillence is necessary. The article discusses epidemiology; the vCJD epidemic; transfusion transmission; blood safety response and efficacy of risk mitigation strategies; vCJD donor screening and unanswered questions and future directions.

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