Disease data from ECDC Surveillance Atlas - West Nile fever
Situation update, 22 September 2017
Between 14 and 21 September 2017, Italy reported 20 cases, of which two cases were reported in a newly affected area. Romania reported 17 cases, in which one area is newly affected. Four cases in previously affected areas were reported by Hungary. Greece reported four cases of which two areas are newly affected. One domestically acquired case in Greece with an unknown place of infection has been reported. Romania reported one death due to West Nile fever.
In addition, Italy has reported ten West Nile fever equine cases and Hungary reported one equine case through the Animal Disease Notification System (ADNS) of the European Commission.
More information about ADNS is available at: https://ec.europa.eu/food/animals/animal-diseases/not-system_en
Since the beginning of the 2017 transmission season and as of 21 September 2017, Italy has reported 47 cases, Greece has reported 45 human cases, Romania 39 cases, Hungary 14 cases and Austria has reported two cases. In addition, Serbia has reported 28 cases, and Israel has reported nine cases.
In equids, Member States reported 79 West Nile fever cases through ADNS: 65 in Italy, 11 in Greece and three in Hungary.
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ECDC is providing, for the current transmission season, weekly updates on the reported cases of West Nile fever in humans in the EU Member States and neighbouring countries (i.e. those included in WHO European region and/or bordering the Mediterranean Sea). Read more about the West Nile fever surveillance