Babesia microti in a Canadian blood donor and lookback in a red blood cell recipient

TitleBabesia microti in a Canadian blood donor and lookback in a red blood cell recipient
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2021
AuthorsDrews SJ, Caeseele PV, Bullard JM, Lindsay LR, Gaziano T, Zeller MP, Lane D, Momar N, Allen VG, Boggild AK, O'Brien SF, Marko D, Musuka C, Almiski M, Bigham M
JournalVox Sang .
Date Published08/2021
Abstract

The donor had not travelled except for outdoor exposure in south-eastern Manitoba, followed by illness and hospital admission. The donor had a notable parasitaemia, positive for Babesia microti using whole blood nucleic acid testing (NAT). The recipient was negative for B. microti by both serology and NAT.

URLhttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/vox.13198