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December 16, 1999

Natcher Auditorium, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

This workshop will provide a forum for topics related to the impact of Parvovirus B19 on transfusion practice, including the frequency of human Parvovirus B19 viremia in blood donors, the potential clinical consequences of transfusion-associated B19 infection, and issues about whether or not blood units should be screened for B19.

Moderators: Harvey Klein and Margot Kruskall
8:20 a.m. Introduction Barbara Alving
8:30 - 10:00             Human Parvovirus B19: Epidemiology and Pathology Kevin Brown
Hematology and Immunology of B19 Infection Neal Young
10:00 -10:30 Discussion
10:30 - 12:00 Testing (NAT, IgM/IgG) Larry Anderson
Diagnosis Bernard Cohen
12:00 - 12:30 Discussion
12:30 - 1:30 Lunch
1:30 - 3:00 Blood-borne B19:
Contamination of plasma pools
Bernard Horowitz
Parvovirus infection following plasma exchange using solvent-
detergent treated pooled plasma containing parvovirus
Ted Eastlund
Blood donors Roger Dodd
Blood recipients Naomi Luban
3:00 - 3:30 Discussion
3:30 - 5:00 Directions for future research Panel discussion

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