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Risk of transmission of Ebola virus via donated blood and other substances of human origin in the EU

06 Oct 2014
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Abstract

​The epidemic of Ebola virus disease (Zaïre ebolavirus) has increased the risk of Ebola virus transmission via donated blood and blood components, cells, tissues and organs.  

This technical report assesses the risk of Ebola virus transmission through substances of human origin and offers guidelines on the safety of donations where the potential donors are travellers returning from Ebola-affected countries, people exposed to Ebola virus or patients who have recovered from the disease. 

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