Update: West Nile Virus (WNV) – Italy
The Federal Office for Public Health Safety has been informed by the ECDC (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control) that a total of 94 human WNV infections have been recorded in Italy, during the current season. Seven 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, Ravenna and Treviso.
In addition, birds and horses tested positive for WNV NAT.
Therefore, appropriate attention in case history discussions and donor selections is requested. This letter corresponds to the current information status of the BASG.
As soon as further information is available, it will be announced.