West nile and usutu virus infections and challenges to blood safety in the European Union
Domanović, D., Gossner, C.M., Lieshout-Krikke, R., Mayr, W., Baroti-Toth, K., Dobrota, A.M., Escoval, M.A., Henseler, O., Jungbauer, C., Liumbruno, G., Oyonarte, S., Politis, C., Sandid, I., Vidović, M.S., Young, J.J., Ushiro-Lumb, I., Nowotny, N.
Health crisis in Venezuela: Status of communicable diseases and implications for the European union and European economic area, may 2019
Espinosa, L., Mirinaviciute, G.
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?