Update: West Nile Virus (WNV) - Italy

Safety warnings | Blood & Tissue | 01/08/2022

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 42 human WNV infections have been recorded in Italy during the current season. Five deaths have been reported related to WNV infections. Affected regions are: Vercelli, Novara, Lodi, Piacenza, Parma, Reggio nell'Emilia, Modena, Mantova, Brescia, Verona, Padova, Venezia, Rovigo, Ferrara, and Ravenna.

In addition, birds and horses tested positive for WNV NAT.

Therefore, appropriate attention is requested in anamnesis interviews and donor selections. This letter corresponds to the current information status of the BASG. As soon as further information is available, it will be announced.


Further inquiry note