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Volume 22, Number 8—August 2016

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

James M. EdwardsComments to Author , Jennifer B. Gilner, Jose Hernandez, Joanne Kurtzberg, and R. Phillips Heine
Author affiliations: Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA

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Distribution by ethnicity of maternal cord blood donors with confirmed Chagas disease, United States, 2007–2014

No. (%) patients with Chagas disease, n = 19
No. (%) screened donors
Caucasian 8 (32) 30,332 (52)
Hispanic 7 (28) 9,112 (16)
African American 2 (8) 10,277 (18)
Asian–Pacific Islander 0 1,833 (3)
Other 0 5,387 (10)
Unknown 2 (8) 854 (1)

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