West Nile virus: The Italian national transplant network reaction to an alert in the north-eastern region, Italy 2011

A. Nanni Costa, M. R. Capobianchi, G. Ippolito, G. Palù, L. Barzon, G. Piccolo, B. Andreetta, M. Filippetti, D. Fehily, L. Lombardini, P. Grossi

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We report four cases of West Nile virus (WNV) transmission following a single multiorgan donation in north-eastern Italy. The transmissions were promptly detected by local transplant centres. The donor had been tested for WNV by nucleic acid amplification test (NAT) prior to transplantation and was negative. There were no detected errors in the nationally implemented WNV safety protocols.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6
Number of pages1
JournalEuro surveillance : bulletin européen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin
Issue number41
Publication statusPublished - Oct 13 2011


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Virology

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