What is the role of blood transfusion in the etiology of Colorado tick fever?

Updated: Aug 05, 2019
  • Author: Shawn J Sethi, DO; Chief Editor: Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor, III, MD  more...
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Because this virus can be transmitted by blood transfusion, it is important to inquire about recent transfusions in patients with febrile illnesses (not just Colorado tick fever) and ensure that the patient does not donate blood for 6 months.


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