22/08/2014 This week, a West Nile infection was notified by Austria, which has been detected through blood donation screening in Vienna. The person had not travelled abroad since several months; she later developed symptoms and a serological reaction.
Two new cases were reported from Greece of which one from Ileia (probable), a newly affected area for 2014. No new cases were reported from Israel, Russia, Serbia or Bosnia and Herzegovina.
As of 22 August 2014, 31 human cases of West Nile fever have been reported since the beginning of the 2014 transmission season:
- Three in the EU (probable and confirmed) as follows:
- by Austria: one confirmed in Vienna (Wien);
- by Greece: two confirmed in East Attica (Attiki) and one probable in Ileia;
- 27 (probable and confirmed) in neighbouring countries as follows:
- Seven in Russia, from Samarskaya and Belgorodskaya oblasts;
- Five in Serbia, from Grad Beograd, Juzno-backi district and Nisavski districts;
- 13 in Bosnia and Herzegovina from Republika Srpska area;
- Two in Israel from Netanya (Central District) and Tel Aviv.