The prevalence of Arbovirus (arthropod-borne virus) infections is increasing worldwide1. Recently, new clusters of autochthonous cases have been reported in countries with temperate climates where the competent vector is present2.
This scenario represents a new threat for transfusion medicine3,4. The recent spread of Zika virus, new Dengue outbreaks in previously infection-naïve areas, and the stable seasonal presence of West Nile virus in Europe, teach us that the risk of virus outbreaks is never far away5-9.
Blood Transfus 2017; 15: 489-490
Ten years since the last Chikungunya virus outbreak in Italy: history repeats itself
Authors: Giuseppe Marano, Simonetta Pupella, Ilaria Pati, Francesca Masiello, Massimo Franchini, Stefania Vaglio, Claudio Velati, Giancarlo M. Liumbruno