Update: West Nile Virus (WNV) - Italy
The Federal Office for Safety in Health Care has been informed by the ECDC (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control) that a total of 6 human WNV infections have already been recorded in Italy in the current season.
It is therefore requested that appropriate attention be paid to this in the medical history discussions and donor selections.
This letter corresponds to the current state of information of the BASG. As soon as further information is available, it will be announced.