Pathogen Training Manual, Yale University, p. 12
and some other Occupationally-acquired Microbial Diseases. A bibliography
Abstracts on Blood & Organ Donations
If the researchers are using the hugely inaccurate
ELISA as their initial screening tool, and then the CDC criteria on Western
blot in case of positive ELISAs, just how trustworthy are the studies
reporting no infection through donated blood and organs? As a reminder,
IgM reflects a new infection or reactivation of a previous infection,
while IgG reflects an ongoing infection. The IgM will turn negative before
the IgG will in those cases where the immune system has been able to successfully
fight the infection, or drugs taken to quash the infection have been effective.
of Borrelia burgdorferi in blood products. (1989)
of Erythema migrans Borreliosis in blood donors. (1989)
in human blood stored under blood banking conditions. (1990)
disease--another transfusion risk? (1989; Comment)
of antibodies to Borrelia
in forestry workers and blood donors from the same region in Switzerland.
in antibiotically treated patients with Lyme borreliosis. (1989)
survival in experimentally infected human blood processed for transfusion.
concepts on the transmission of bacteria and parasites by blood components.
in a renal transplant recipient acquired through blood transfusion.
and T-cell reactivity to Borrelia
in an asymptomatic population: a study of healthy blood donors in an inland
town district in the south-east of Sweden. (2001)
or Reactivation of Dormant Lyme
of lyme arthritis after autologous chondrocyte transplantation