Investigation of West Nile virus among healthy blood donors in the western part of Turkey


ULUER BİÇEROĞLU S. , Karatayli E., BAYRAM A., TURHAN A. , DEGIRMENCI A. , AYDINOK Y. , ...Daha Fazla

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, cilt.45, ss.84-88, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 45 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3906/sag-1312-50
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.84-88

Özet

Background/aim: The West Nile virus (WNV) is a mosquito-borne flavivirus causing different forms of infection among humans, varying from asymptomatic illness to fetal central nervous system infection. Turkey lies within an endemic region for WNV. Transfusion of infected blood products is another well-documented major route of transmission. The aim of our study was to investigate the presence of WNV viremia among a healthy donor population from the western part of the country.