Update on Testing for Emerging Transfusion-Transmitted Infections: Babesia, Zika & Dengue is organized by American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) and will be held from Jul 24, 2019 - May 19, 2022. This Conference has been approved for a maximum of 1.00 continuing education credits/contact hours.
Hospital Blood Banks, Immunohematology Reference Labs (IRL’s), Laboratory Staff, Managers/Supervisors, Medical Directors, Physicians, Resident/Fellow, Students (MD, MT, SBB), Technologists, Transfusion Safety Officer
Topic: Transfusion Medicine
This program will review the clinical relevance and geographic distribution of the recently emerging transfusion-transmitted pathogens Babesia, Zika virus and Dengue virus. The current state of regulatory requirements for screening and testing for these infections will be discussed as well as the impact of these interventions on the US blood supply.
After participating in this educational activity, participants should be able to:
• Describe the clinical relevance and geographic distribution of Babesia, Zika virus and Dengue virus.
• Describe assays available for testing blood products for Babesia, Zika virus and Dengue virus.
• Recognize the impact on the US blood supply of screening and testing for emerging transfusion-transmitted pathogens.
Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.