Infectious Disease

 

Bacteria, Babesia & (Other) Bugs: Recent Regulatory Changes and an Update on Select Infectious Agents (presented 9/20/2018)

Instruction Level: Intermediate

Learning Objectives:

-Discuss the spread of certain insect-borne, transfusion-transmitted infectious agents across the USA in 2018.

-Describe the regulatory guidances released in the past year for Babesia and Zika Virus, and what’s being considered to lessen the risks of transfusion-transmitted sepsis from platelets.

  

Zika Virus (presented 2/16/2017)

Instruction Level: Intermediate

Learning Objectives:

-Describe the epidemiology, clinical presentations, diagnosis, and complications of Zika virus infection.

-Explain the risk Zika virus poses to the blood supply and the mitigation strategies being recommended by regulatory agencies.

-Discuss the result of investigational blood donor testing for Zika virus.

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