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Zika virus

The WHO has declared the Zika virus disease an international public health emergency. In order to ensure the blood safety in Macao, the Blood Transfusion Service shall adopt the following precautionary measure: Starting today, all potential blood donors who have resided in or travelled to Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Cape Verde, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Martinique, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Saint Martin, Samoa, Suriname, Venezuela and the U.S. Virgin Island within in the past 28 days will be deferred from blood donation until further notice.