Update: West Nile Virus (WNV) - Italy

Safety warnings | Blood & Tissue | 29/08/2022

The Federal Office for Safety in Health Care was notified by the ECDC (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control) that 70 additional human WNV infections were recorded in Italy. 1 death was reported related to WNV infections. New affected regions are: Pavia, Lucca, Cuneo, Oristano. Therefore, appropriate attention is requested 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.


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