West Nile fever in Europe in 2017 and previous transmission seasons
Since the beginning of the 2017 transmission season and as of 24 August 2017, Greece reported 37 (seven confirmed and 30 probable) human cases of West Nile fever, Italy reported three confirmed cases, Romania reported six cases, four cases are reported by Austria. Hungary reported two cases. Israel reported four cases and Serbia four cases.
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
Factsheet about West Nile virus infection
West Nile virus is a mosquito-borne flavivirus that is maintained in an enzootic cycle between mosquitoes and birds. Humans and horses are incidental dead-end hosts.Read more