I found this interesting as I was watching the webcasts of th e Institute of Medicine of the National Academies Webcast. A Workshop on the Critical Needs and Gaps in Understanding Prevention, Amelioration, and Resolution of Lyme and Other Tick-borne Diseases: the Short-Term and Long-Term Outcomes
Blood transfusion transmission of babesiosis
The most commonly reported transfused pathogen in the US.
More than 70 cases described with 10% - 20% mortality.
Transmitted by whole blood, Packed RBCs, platelets
Largely under reported, more suspected.
Gerber M, Shapiro, E Krause PJ, et al. J Inf Dis, 1994
Gubernot DM, Nakhasi Hi., Mied P , et al. Transfusion 2009
Tonetti I, Eder Af, Dy B, et al. Transfusion, 2009
Perhaps there are people out there who have been diagnosed with ME/CFS who have babesiosis?? Have you had a blood transfusion in the US???
That's all for now.
Treya : )