Chagas Disease Screening in Maternal Donors of Publicly Banked Umbilical Cord Blood, United States.


Journal Article

To assess patterns of Chagas disease, we reviewed results of screening umbilical cord blood from a US public cord blood bank during 2007-2014. Nineteen maternal donors tested positive for Trypanosoma cruzi parasites (0.04%). Because perinatal transmission of Chagas disease is associated with substantial illness, targeted prenatal programs should screen for this disease.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Edwards, JM; Gilner, JB; Hernandez, J; Kurtzberg, J; Heine, RP

Published Date

  • August 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 22 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 1468 - 1470

PubMed ID

  • 27433974

Pubmed Central ID

  • 27433974

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1080-6059

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3201/eid2208.151622


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States