West Nile fever in Europe in 2018 - human and equine cases; updated 12 October

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Period: 05 Oct 2018 - 11 Oct 2018

Between 5 and 11 October 2018, EU Member States reported 85 human West Nile virus infections in Italy (41), Romania (12), Greece (11), France (6), Hungary (6), Bulgaria (5), Austria (3) and the Czech Republic (1). EU neighbouring countries reported 48 cases in Israel (29) and Serbia (19).
In two areas (NUTS 3 level), human cases were reported for the first time, one new area in France and one in Bulgaria. All other human cases were reported from areas that have been affected during previous transmission seasons.

This week, 12 deaths were reported by Italy (7), Romania (2), Serbia (2) and Greece (1).

In the same week, 13 outbreaks among equids were reported by Hungary (5), France (3), Italy (2), Germany (1), Greece (1) and Spain (1).

West Nile fever in Europe in 2018 - human and equine cases; updated 12 October

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