West Nile fever in Europe in 2017 and previous transmission seasons
Since the beginning of the 2017 transmission season and as of 26 October 2017, the EU Member States reported 197 cases: Romania (64 cases), Italy (55), Greece (48), Hungary (19), Croatia (5), Austria (4), France (1) and Bulgaria (1). Seventy-one cases were reported in neighbouring countries: Serbia (49), Turkey (5) and Israel (17). Twenty-four deaths due to West Nile fever have been reported since the start of the transmission season: Romania (13 deaths), Greece (5), Hungary (1), Italy (1), Croatia (1), Serbia (2) and Turkey (1).
West Nile fever in Europe in 2017; updated 27 October
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West Nile virus infection
Most human infections are asymptomatic and the majority of clinical cases are mild and present with flu-like symptoms. In more severe cases there may be signs of encephalitis, meningo-encephalitis or meningitis.Read more