Position statement on West Nile virus: a committee opinion

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

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

Volume 98, Issue 3, Pages e15-e16, September 2012

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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