Zoonotic diseases: progress has stalled
There were only minor fluctuations in reported cases of three main zoonotic diseases in the European Union (EU) last year compared with 2016.
Epidemiological update: West Nile fever in Europe - Number of infections so far exceeds the total number in the previous five years
Since the last epidemiological update on 31 August 2018, European countries have reported 530 new West Nile virus (WNV) cases and 52 deaths. The number of WNV infections reported so far exceeds the total number of infections in the previous five years.
Expert consultation meeting on West Nile virus maps
The European public health and blood authorities responded to the threat posed by West Nile virus to blood safety of blood and blood components by adopting preventive measures which are defined in the EU blood legislation, professional guides of the Council of Europe and the EU WNV blood transfusion preparedness plan. The measures include the deferral of blood donors that have visited or residing in a NUTS 3 area considered to be affected (i.e. with at least one confirmed case).
Epidemiological update: West Nile virus transmission season in Europe, 2016
In 2016, 225 human cases of West Nile fever have been reported in the EU: most cases were reported in Romania and Italy, Hungary and Romania reported a significant increase in number of cases compared to the previous season. Cyprus detected its ever first human case of West Nile fever.
West Nile transmission season coming to its end: no new cases in the EU reported in the past three weeksArchived
The West Nile transmission season has come to its end; no new recent cases have been reported in the EU for three consecutive weeks, since week 43 (22-28 October).
West Nile fever, 31 October: Seven new cases in the EU and twenty eight in neighbouring countries reported in the past weekArchived
Seven new human cases of West Nile fever have been reported in the EU and 28 in its neighbourhood over the past week.
West Nile fever, 25 October: Four new cases in the EU and nine in neighbouring countries reported in the past weekArchived
Four new human cases of West Nile fever have been reported in the EU and nine in its neighbourhood over the past week.