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Reducing Transmission of Toxoplasma gondii During Blood Product Transfusion

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Description:

A patient may become infected by the protozoan Toxoplasma gondii during a blood product transfusion. This may not pose a problem to an immunocompetent patient, but it can result in serious disease in someone who is immunocompromised.

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