June 08, 2022
AABB’s Transfusion Transmitted Disease (TTD) Committee issued an interim monkeypox virus fact sheet on Wednesday with updated information related to the ongoing outbreak of monkeypox. The TTD Committee is currently reviewing and updating all AABB’s emerging infectious disease fact sheets, first published in 2009, and is releasing the monkeypox virus fact sheet as an interim document.
The TTD Committee continues to monitor developments related to the outbreak and also posted a monkeypox virus outbreak summary on May 27. AABB reminds members that monkeypox is not known to be transfusion-transmitted and there have been no reports of transfusion-transmitted cases.
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