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Important info about our life saving treatment and the pandemic from PPTA

Posted May 01 2009 11:25pm

Reference No.:PPTF07005 from PPTA

Statement on Safety of Plasma Protein Therapies and the H5N1 Viruses
PPTA members are committed to providing safe and effective therapies and PPTA understands that patients who rely on plasma protein therapies may have concerns about the possible transmission of highly virulent strains of influenza H5N1 viruses
through these therapies. Therefore, PPTA members continue to work to ensure that these viruses or any other emerging disease, do not compromise the safety of plasma
protein therapies.

Influenza H5N1 viruses are lipid enveloped viruses.1 PPTA members have spent years studying the effects of the manufacturing process on lipid enveloped viruses. All data
demonstrate that the manufacturing processes, which contain commonly used inactivation methods such as pasteurization, vapor heating, low pH, and solvent detergent treatment methods, readily inactivate these types of viruses. Recently, a
study led by Dr. Thomas R. Kreil confirmed that the H5N1 virus is effectively inactivated through these commonly used methods.2 These findings demonstrate the high level of
safety found in today’s plasma protein therapies. PPTA will continue to monitor the spread of H5N1 viruses and remain vigilant in efforts to ensure the safety of these lifesaving
therapies.

Here is the Pandemic link from the PPTA so that you can check your current geographical area, learn more about how it applies to us, and see additional pertinent information.

http://www.pptapandemicinfo.org/component/option,com_frontpage/Itemid,1/

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