|Title||Babesia microti in a Canadian blood donor and lookback in a red blood cell recipient|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2021|
|Authors||Drews 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|
|Journal||Vox Sang .|
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.