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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 58  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 97

Zika and dengue in donor plasma


1 26 Medical Center, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Joseph Ayobabalola, Ikeji-Arakeji, Nigeria

Date of Submission13-Aug-2019
Date of Acceptance31-Jan-2020
Date of Web Publication18-Nov-2021

Correspondence Address:
Rujittika Mungmunpuntipantip
26 Medical Center, Bangkok
Thailand
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0972-9062.330642

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Mungmunpuntipantip R, Wiwanitkit V. Zika and dengue in donor plasma. J Vector Borne Dis 2021;58:97

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Mungmunpuntipantip R, Wiwanitkit V. Zika and dengue in donor plasma. J Vector Borne Dis [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Nov 27];58:97. Available from: https://www.jvbd.org/text.asp?2021/58/1/97/330642

Dear Editor,

We read the publication on “Simultaneous zika and dengue serotype-4 viral detection and isolation from a donor plasma unit” with a great interest[1]. Slavov et al. concluded that “Special attention must be paid during mixed arboviral outbreaks for the possibility of transfusion-transmission of multiple arboviral agents”. In fact, the co-occurrence between Zika virus infection and dengue is not uncommon but it is little mentioned. In a previous report from an endemic area during the non-outbreak, the immunological evidence also showed the high immuno-reactive rates to both dengue and Zika viruses[2]. Regarding the contamination of Zika virus and dengue in blood and blood product, there is a possibility[3]. Whereas the rate of contamination for dengue is 0.4 %, the expected concurrent contamination with Zika virus is equal to 0.38 %. It is no doubt that the Zika virus contamination in blood and blood product is an important consideration in transfusion medicine in the present day.

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1.
Slavov SN, Ferreira FU, Rodrigues ES, Gomes R, Covas DT, Kashima S. Simultaneous zika and dengue serotype-4 viral detection and isolation from a donor plasma unit. J Vector Borne Dis 2019; 56(2): 166–169.  Back to cited text no. 1
    
2.
Wikan N, Suputtamongkol Y, Yoksan S, Smith DR, Auewarakul P. Immunological evidence of Zika virus transmission in Thailand. Asian Pac J Trop Med 2016; 9(2): 141–4.  Back to cited text no. 2
    
3.
Wiwanitkit S, Wiwanitkit V. Based on the risk of dengue virus transmission via blood transfusion: what about the risk in case of Zika virus? Asian Pac J Trop Med 2016; 9(11): 1123–1124  Back to cited text no. 3
    




 

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