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Situation update, 23 September 2016
As of 22 September 2016, a total of 149 cases of West Nile fever (WNF) in humans have been reported in the EU Member States and 205 cases in the neighbouring countries, since the beginning of the 2016 transmission season. This week 62 new cases have been reported, 38 in the EU Member States and 24 cases in the neighbouring countries.
During the past week, Hungary has reported five new cases, three in new affected counties: Bacs Kiskun (2) and Heves (1), and two in the already affected area of Budapest.Italy has reported 14 new cases, three in the newly affected provinces of Milano (1) and Ravenna (2) and 11 in five already affected provinces: Bologna (4), Ferrara (1), Mantova (3), Modena (1) and Verona (2).Romania has reported 19 new cases, one in the newly affected county of Constanta and 18 in eight already affected areas: Braila (5), Bucuresti (4), Galati (3), Giurgiu (2), Iasi (1), Ilfov (1), Olt (1) and Tulcea (1).
In the neighbouring countries, Israel has reported eight new cases, all in already affected areas: Central district (1), Haifa (1), Southern district (3) and Tel Aviv (3).Russia has reported 11 confirmed cases, all in already affected oblasts: Astrakhan (6), Lipetsk (1) and Saratov (4).Serbia has reported five new confirmed cases, all in Grad Beograd, an already affected area.
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