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Japanese Encephalitis Virus Transmitted Via Blood Transfusion, Hong Kong, China

Overview of attention for article published in Emerging Infectious Diseases, January 2018
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Title
Japanese Encephalitis Virus Transmitted Via Blood Transfusion, Hong Kong, China
Published in
Emerging Infectious Diseases, January 2018
DOI 10.3201/eid2401.171297
Pubmed ID
Authors

V. Cheng et al., Vincent C.C. Cheng, Siddharth Sridhar, Shuk-Ching Wong, Sally C.Y. Wong, Jasper F.W. Chan, Cyril C.Y. Yip, Chi-Hung Chau, Timmy W.K. Au, Yu-Yan Hwang, Carol S.W. Yau, Janice Y.C. Lo, Cheuk-Kwong Lee, Kwok-Yung Yuen

Abstract

Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) is a mosquitoborne virus endemic to China and Southeast Asia that causes severe encephalitis in <1% of infected persons. Transmission of JEV via blood transfusion has not been reported. We report transmission of JEV via blood donation products from an asymptomatic viremic donor to 2 immunocompromised recipients. One recipient on high-dose immunosuppressive drugs received JEV-positive packed red blood cells after a double lung transplant; severe encephalitis and a poor clinical outcome resulted. JEV RNA was detected in serum, cerebrospinal fluid, and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid specimens. The second recipient had leukemia and received platelets after undergoing chemotherapy. This patient was asymptomatic; JEV infection was confirmed in this person by IgM seroconversion. This study illustrates that, consistent with other pathogenic flaviviruses, JEV can be transmitted via blood products. Targeted donor screening and pathogen reduction technologies could be used to prevent transfusion-transmitted JEV infection in highly JEV-endemic areas.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 22 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 7 32%
Other 3 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 14%
Researcher 2 9%
Librarian 1 5%
Other 4 18%
Unknown 2 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 13 59%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 9%
Computer Science 1 5%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 5%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 5%
Other 2 9%
Unknown 2 9%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 10. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 20 December 2017.
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#1,799,421
of 14,520,042 outputs
Outputs from Emerging Infectious Diseases
#1,923
of 7,045 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#59,150
of 320,401 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Emerging Infectious Diseases
#55
of 152 outputs
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