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APBN White Paper Dengue and the Blood Supply (updated 2019)

This paper provides an overview of the threats and challenges posed by Dengue to the safety and sufficiency of the blood supply in the Asia-Pacific region, and offers mitigation and risk management strategies for consideration by blood services operating in the region. This updated version of the paper also includes reference to;

  • vector control programs,
  • the now available dengue vaccine,     
  • reports of additional transfusion acquired dengue infections,
  • licensed RNA donor screening test availability, and
  • additional references