• Infectious agents, Leptospira spp. and Bartonella spp., in blood donors from Cajamarca, Peru

      Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC) (2015-08-13)
      In blood banks the sought for a series of relevant pathogens able to be transmitted by blood transfusions is widely implemented; however the presence of a series of pathogens in blood bank donations remained understudied. This is the case of some bacteria such as Leptospira spp. or Bartonella spp. Bartonella species are bloodborne, re-emerging organisms, capable of causing prolonged infections in animals and humans. Meanwhile, Leptospirosis is recognised as an emerging public health problem worldwide. Both infections are considered neglected tropical diseases.
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