Malaria and Blood transfusions
eparker at aros.net
Sun Nov 22 14:40:27 EST 1998
I wonder how common asymptomatic malaria is? If someone is extremely sick I
do not beleive they will be giving much blood.
amber wrote in message
<911646755.8161.0.nnrp-02.c2dedeeb at news.demon.co.uk>...
>Hi, to whoever can help me.
>I was recently asked a question from my A level students concerning the
>possibility that malaria could be contracted via blood transfusions. I
>them that my instinct was that it could not, however I would find out for
>them. I have researched extensively to no avail, so I am now asking 'the
>experts' out there to help me.
>If malaria can be transmitted via transfusions, I would like to know the
>mechanisms and whether or not blood is routinely screened for the
>If it is not transmitted via transfusions I would like to know why not
>are a bright group, I can't put them off!). I have a good knowledge (I
>thought :-) ) of microbiology, so I would appreciate an in-depth answer.
> Thanks in advance
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