West Nile fever in Europe in 2017 and previous transmission seasons
Since the beginning of the 2017 transmission season and as of 9 November 2017, EU Member States reported 202 cases: Romania (66 cases), Italy (57), Greece (48), Hungary (20), Croatia (5), Austria (4), France (1) and Bulgaria (1). Eighty-two cases were reported in neighbouring countries: Serbia (49), Turkey (5) and Israel (28).
Twenty-six deaths due to West Nile fever have been reported since the start of the transmission season: Romania (14 deaths), Greece (5), Hungary (2), Italy (1), Croatia (1), Serbia (2) and Turkey (1).
West Nile fever in Europe in 2017; updated 10 November
Between 2 and 9 November 2017, Romania reported two cases in previously affected areas, with disease onset in September and October. Italy reported two cases from Asti (Piedmont), a newly affected WNF area for humans, with onset dates in September. In addition, Romania reported one death due to West Nile fever in a previously reported case.Read more
West Nile fever
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