Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 RNA Detected in Blood Donations
- Published date: 2020
- Key words: 2019 novel coronavirus disease; COVID-19; China; SARS; SARS-CoV-2; blood donors; coronavirus; respiratory infections; severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2; viruses; zoonoses
Because of high rates of 2019 novel coronavirus disease in Wuhan, China, Wuhan Blood Center began screening for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 RNA on January 25, 2020. We screened donations in real-time and retrospectively and found plasma samples positive for viral RNA from 4 asymptomatic donors.
- DOI/URL: 10.3201/eid2607.200839
- Journal: Emerging infectious diseases
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- Data ID/PMID:32243255