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Chagas' Biovigilance Network 

The Chagas’ Disease Biovigilance Network records screening and confirmatory results from the testing of donors for antibodies to Trypanosoma cruzi, the agent of Chagas’ disease. Current data are being provided by those laboratories that are using tests licensed by FDA to screen blood donors for the T. cruzi antibody. As of April 30, 2010, the FDA has approved two blood donor screening tests to screen blood, tissue, and organ donors for the blood-borne parasite T. cruzi. These laboratories account for more than 65 percent of the total blood collected in the U.S.

Resources

Resources for blood collection sites investigating suspected autochthonous T. cruzi cases are available through the Centers for Disease Control and Control, Parasitic Diseases at +1.770.488.7775 or chagas@cdc.gov

Maps

This section includes maps showing the latest confirmed positive cases by ZIP code and a password-protected area for reporting of test results as well as more in-depth monitoring and assessment of Chagas’ activity. Each pinpoint  shown on this map represents the center of the residential postal code of the donor from which the test result for the test for antibodies to Trypanosoma Cruzi was reported, and not the specific address or location of any individual or facility. 

Chagas' Data Collection and Reports (password protected) 

 Chagas' Biovigilance: RIPA Positive Map

Start Date: End Date:
         
Tested Donations
confirmed Confirmed Positive (1956)

RIPA Positive Donations
 0 to 0
 0 to 3
 4 to 8
 9 to 16
 17 to 33
 34 to 729

 Chagas' Biovigilance: Repeat Reactive Donations Map

Start Date: End Date:
         
Repeat Reactive Donations
 0 to 0
 0 to 31
 32 to 69
 70 to 136
 137 to 196
 197 to 1560

The data posted on this Web site is provided by third parties and is not verified by AABB. Accordingly, AABB makes no guarantee or promise that the data is current, valid, or accurate. No content on this site is intended to constitute professional advice, whether medical, legal or otherwise. AABB expressly disclaims any liability or loss that may arise either directly or indirectly from relying on the information, services or other material on this site.

Reporting facilities that are HIPAA-compliant should report only patient data that has been de-identified in accordance with HIPAA de-identification standards, according to which only states of residence, not zip codes, may be reported. AABB is not responsible for reporting facilities’ compliance with federal, state or local laws or regulations.

Chagas' Data Collection and Reports

Chagas' Data Collection (password-protected)
Chagas' Data Import (password-protected)
Chagas' Data Reports (password-protected)

Support

Chagas' Biovigilance Network Training Guide (PDF)

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