Abstract

In this Letter to the Editor, the authors describe the impact of Dengue virus infection otbreak on the Italian transfusion system, and the measures implemented for the prevention of DENV transfusion transmission.

Since at the time of the submission of this Letter, epidemiological investigations by the competent authorities are still underway, the measures reported in this commentary will be adapted based on the epidemiological evolution and on the results of the integrated surveillance system investigations.

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Authors

Ilaria Pati - National Blood Centre, Italian National Institute of Health, Rome, Italy https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4846-2338

Giulio Pisani - National Center for the Control and Evaluation of Medicines, Italian National Institute of Health, Rome, Italy https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5569-8915

Flavia Riccardo - Infectious Diseases Department, Italian National Institute of Health, Rome, Italy https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1582-6329

Giulietta Venturi - Infectious Diseases Department, Italian National Institute of Health, Rome, Italy https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9078-8350

Vincenzo De Angelis - National Blood Centre, Italian National Institute of Health, Rome, Italy https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8557-1798

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