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There is a shortage of blood in the Czech Republic, not only donors bring exotic diseases from abroad

Cyclist injuries, sports, injuries. Summer hospitals need more blood than usual. But it is not. For example, Na Bulovce Hospital is currently battling current blood deficiency.

"Our hospital is also suffering from a lack of blood and the situation is stabilizing at the end of September," confirmed Na Řovce Hospital spokesman Filip Řepa.

Regular donors are on vacation during the summer and there is a risk that they will bring some disease from abroad. Hematologists are currently concerned about West Nile fever. "We preventively reject donors for four weeks visiting these countries. This is valid until the end of October," hematologist Milos Bohonek said.

No one visiting Vienna in neighboring Austria can donate blood for 28 days. "I'm a donor, I go on vacation and doctors recommend that I avoid blood donation," said Martin Stepanek.

However, the risk of transmission of a deadly virus is also in Croatia, northern Italy or Bulgaria. There were even infectious mosquitoes in August for the first time in history.

"It's a Mediterranean region in Africa, and it's found in Hungary, Austria," said Hana Roháčová, head of the Department of Infectious Diseases.

The disease does not need to manifest externally. This is one of the reasons why the donor should test to avoid endangering the blood recipient. "The blood after collection goes through a series of procedures, so the likelihood that the virus will stay there is small but cannot be ruled out," Roháčová added.

While more than 1,000 cases of West Nile fever occurred in Europe last year, 69 diseases were reported this year.

Every year, while on vacation, doctors at infectious clinics also combat other exotic diseases brought on by travelers. Thousands of tourists have diarrhea, hundreds have serious illnesses and dozens are life threatening. Diseases already exist in the Czech Republic, such as malaria, Japanese encephalitis or yellow fever.

According to statistics, Pharaoh's revenge is brought almost every second from North Africa. Egyptian is used for local bacteria, a Central Europe to take a vacation after a holiday. Abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting come after eating the local food and drink.

Apparently, a child who has returned from Africa is also responsible for the infection that has spread to Tary's children's camp in recent days. 14 children and three vomited adults.


What they would give to our mosquitoes in Asia, Oceania or America, they bite but don't transmit malaria. Every year half a billion people get sick, a million infected die. "If a person returns from a malaria area and has a fever, he should immediately consult a doctor," Milan Trojanek recommended.
It used to be an exotic disease for the Czechs and today hundreds of Czechs suffer from it every year.


Remember the name, especially when traveling to Africa or Thailand, for example. A mosquito bite will start viral fever. Fever and even several months of joint pain will reach millions of people worldwide, with dozens of people already having the honor from it. "It is related to an epidemic in the area of ​​Thailand," Trojan explained.


It is eradicated in the Czech Republic, the last time experts found it on a club in Prague in 2015. But in the world they are still fighting it. Perhaps Bali's favorite tourist. The only defense is vaccination, when the disease is outbreak, it is fatal. More than 55,000 people are infected each year by bats, dogs, foxes or monkeys around the world.

Japanese encephalitis

So far the mosquito is responsible for the viral disease. You can bring the disease from all over Southeast Asia. Vaccination against brain inflammation exists, but it must be a different vaccine than the one given to ticks.

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