Early start of the west nile fever transmission season 2018 in Europe
Haussig, J.M., Young, J.J., Gossner, C.M., Mezei, E., Bella, A., Sirbu, A., Pervanidou, D., Drakulovic, M.B., Sudre, B.
Expert consultation meeting on West Nile virus maps
The European public health and blood authorities responded to the threat posed by West Nile virus to blood safety of blood and blood components by adopting preventive measures which are defined in the EU blood legislation, professional guides of the Council of Europe and the EU WNV blood transfusion preparedness plan. The measures include the deferral of blood donors that have visited or residing in a NUTS 3 area considered to be affected (i.e. with at least one confirmed case).
Poster with information for travellers
It is important to protect yourself from mosquito bites when staying in the affected areas in order to prevent becoming infected with the virus. How can travelers prevent mosquito bites?