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On page 267 of the Goljan book and in his audios, it says its CMV. On page 363 its written HCV.
I Googled it and everywhere its HCV..
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I think he sd in his lectures that almost everyone has had CMV in their blood before and that the screening for HCV is good so its not so frequently transmitted thru blood transfusions as much as CMV is .....
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I think HCV in general is the most common blood-borne disease (b/c of IV drug abusers) but CMV is the most common in blood transfusions in medical settings.
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I think he sd in his lectures that almost everyone has had CMV in their blood before and that the screening for HCV is good so its not so frequently transmitted thru blood transfusions as much as CMV is .....
I think in his lecture he might have said that CMV is the most common antibody in the US (can someone confirm that, please).

HCV is probably the most common blood-borne infection. Not to mention the fact that CMV is generally mild and unnoticed in healthy people. CMV tends to be an issue in immunocompromised hosts (e.g. newborns, AIDS).

Blood screening for diseases are great for getting rid of things like HIV, HBV and HCV. CMV live in lymphocytes which need to be irradiated for newborns and other immunocompromised hosts.
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