Position statement on West Nile virus: a committee opinion

It is recommended that practitioners defer gamete donors who have confirmed or suspected West Nile virus infections.

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The Practice Committees of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology

Vol 98, Issue 3, Pages e15-e16

Abstract

Although there is currently no definitive evidence linking West Nile virus (WNV) transmission with reproductive cells, it is recommended that practitioners defer gamete donors who have confirmed or suspected WNV infections. This document was reviewed and reaffirmed by the Practice Committee in August of 2011.

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