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Situation update: 4 September 2015
As of 3 September 2015, 41 cases of West Nile fever in humans have been reported in the EU Member States and 36 cases in the neighboring countries, since the beginning of the 2015 transmission season.
During the past week, Austria reported three new cases, one from the already affected area of Wien and two whose place of infection is still under investigation. Hungary reported a new case in the newly affected county of Bacs-Kiskun.Italy reported 21 new cases, seven in already affected provinces (Cremona 2; Parma 2; Reggio nell’Emilia 3) and 14 in six newly affected provinces (Como 1; Ferrara 1; Lodi 3; Mantova 2; Modena 3; Pavia 4).Portugal reported its first case in the Algarve municipality.Romania reported two new cases in the newly affected area of Bucuresti.
In neighbouring countries, Israel reported nine new cases from already affected districts (Central district 3; Haifa 3; Tel Aviv 3). One case was reported in Palestine*.Russia reported its first cases for the season, nine cases in three oblasts (Astrakhanskaya 6; Samarskaya 1; Saratovskaya 2).
Other news: Two cases of West Nile fever in horses have been reported in France (Bouches-du Rhone and Gard).
*This designation shall not be construed as recognition of a State of Palestine and is without prejudice to the individual positions of the Member States on this issue.