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A simulation model to estimate the risk of transfusion-transmitted arboviral infection

Shang, G.; Biggerstaff, B.J.; Gahan, M.E.; Lidbury, Brett; Richardson, Alice


Background The arboviruses West Nile virus (WNV), dengue virus (DENV) and Ross River virus (RRV) have been demonstrated to be blood transfusion-transmissible. A model to estimate the risk of WNV to the blood supply using a Monte Carlo approach has been developed and also applied to Chikungunya virus. Also, a probabilistic model was developed to assess the risk of DENV to blood safety, which was later adapted to RRV. To address efficacy and limitations within each model we present a hybrid model...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
DOI: 10.1016/j.transci.2016.07.018
Access Rights: Open Access


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