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West Nile fever season entering its peak

06 Sep 2013

​The West Nile fever season, as expected, is currently showing a peak with the number of cases reported and newly affected areas increasing.

Over the previous week the number of West Nile fever cases has continued to grow:  28 new cases have been reported in EU, compared to 26 in the previous week report. Italy started to report during the past week non-neuroinvasive cases (11) detected since the beginning of the transmission season. There are newly affected areas in Italy and Romania, four newly affected provinces in Italy (Bologna, Mantova, Reggio nell’Emilia, Verona) and two newly affected counties in Romania (Constanta and Tulcea). The case detected in Austria has been withdrawn, as additional laboratory tests found no West Nile virus infection.

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