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Analysis of current SARS‐CoV‐2 infection in a large population of blood donors evidenced that RNAemia is rare in plasma – Wiley

BackgroundTransmission of SARS‐CoV‐2 by asymptomatic individuals and by blood transfusion are important issues to understand in order to control the viral spread….

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Background
Transmission of SARSCoV2 by asymptomatic individuals and by blood transfusion are important issues to understand in order to control the viral spread. In this work, we estimated the current SARSCoV2 infection rate in blood donors from Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Study Design and Methods
Saliva and blood samples were collected from 4103 blood donors from June 15 to September 30, 2020. Saliva samples were tested by realtime RTPCR for SARSCoV2 in minipools of four samples. Individual samples…

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