Update: West Nile Virus (WNV) - Italy
The Federal Office for Safety in Health Care was informed by the ECDC (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control) that 82 additional human WNV infections were recorded in Italy. 1 death was reported related to WNV infections. New affected regions are: Monza e della Brianza, Gorizia, Bergamo, Forli-Cesena.
Therefore, appropriate attention is requested in the anamnesis interviews 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.