État de l'art : surveillance de la circulation du virus West Nile en Italie et méthode de prévention précoce du risque transfusionnel

Translated title of the contribution: State of the art: Vest Nile Virus circulation surveillance in Italy and transfusion risk early prevention methods

C. Velati, P. Angelini, S. Pupella

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Abstract

After the Chikungunya outbreak in 2007 in Italy, a national Plan for the surveillance of human vector-borne diseases has been implemented and annually updated on the basis of the epidemiological changes based-evidences. The transfusion Authorities cooperates, since 2008, with public health services and veterinary (entomological and ornithological) surveillance systems. In some Italian regions, a common protocol for exchanging data is in place to identify the West Nile Virus (WNV) circulation in birds and mosquitoes: the goal is to anticipate the introduction of WNV-NAT screening in blood donors and, on the other hand, to limit testing only in geographic areas where the virus circulation is actual. The integration of surveillance activities and a multidisciplinary approach made it possible to introduce efficient and preventive measures for reducing the risk of of transmission of WNV trough blood, tissues and organ donation.

Translated title of the contributionState of the art: Vest Nile Virus circulation surveillance in Italy and transfusion risk early prevention methods
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)172-175
Number of pages4
JournalTransfusion Clinique et Biologique
Volume24
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2017

Keywords

  • Blood donor screening
  • Surveillance
  • Transfusional risk
  • West Nile Virus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, medical

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