West Nile Virus (WNV) - Italy

Safety warnings | Blood & Tissue | 22/03/2024

The Federal Office for Safety in Health Care has been informed by the Italian authorities that ID WNV NAT testing for donations of blood and blood components has been introduced in the province of Cosenza (Calabria region) due to a horse testing positive for WNV NAT.
Throughout Italy, donors who have spent at least one night in the specified region are excluded from donating for 28 days.

We therefore ask you to take this into account during anamnesis interviews and donor selections.
This letter corresponds to the current information status of the BASG. Further information will be announced as soon as it becomes available.


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