West Nile Virus (WNV) - Update Italy
The Federal Office for Safety in Health Care was notified by the ECDC (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control) that 14 human WNV infections were recorded in Italy. Four deaths were reported in association with WNV infections.
Therefore, appropriate attention in medical history discussions and donor selections is requested.
This letter corresponds to the current state of information of the BASG. As soon as further information is available, it will be announced.