Alho RM, Machado KV, Val FF, Fraiji NA, Alexandre MA, Melo GC, Recht J, Siqueira AM, Monteiro WM, Lacerda MV. Alternative transmission routes in the malaria elimination era: an overview of transfusion-transmitted malaria in the Americas. Malaria journal. 2017 Dec 15;16(16). 78 p. PMID: 28202065 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC5312538
Transfusion-transmitted (TT) malaria is an alternative infection route that has gained little attention from authorities, despite representing a life-threatening condition. There has been no systematic review of this health problem in American countries. The aim of this study was to describe the clinical and epidemiological characteristics of TT malaria in the Americas and identify factors associated with lethality based on the studies published in the literature.