Graeme Price g.e.price at bham.ac.uk
Mon Oct 9 10:28:35 EST 1995

In article <4599lo$72b$1 at mhafm.production.compuserve.com>, Don 
<100610.3343 at CompuServe.COM> wrote:

> Can leukemia be contracted through a transfusion of blood from 
> someone who has leukemia?  What about colds and flus?

Influenza cannot be transmitted via blood, as the virus particles do not
enter the blood stream in any number, and even if they did they would be
neutralised by non-specific inhibitors in the serum rapidly.


Graeme Price
Microbial Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology Group, 
School of Biological Sciences, Biology West Building,
University of Birmingham,
Edgbaston, Birmingham,
West Midlands, B15 2TT.
United Kingdom.

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E-mail g.e.price at bham.ac.uk

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