Is there a risk for contracting West Nile Virus in patients receiving blood transfusions?

Bottom line:  There have been multiple case reports in recent years of transmission of WNV by blood transfusion or organ transplant.

For details and links to the case reports, see Causes and Risk Factors Section of the West Nile Virus article in DynaMed.

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