West Nile fever cases by affected areas in Europe and the Mediterranean, 2017 transmission season
During the West Nile virus transmission season (June to November), ECDC publishes weekly epidemiological updates on human West Nile fever cases occurring in the European Union and the neighbouring countries. The updates are available via the Surveillance Atlas of Infectious Diseases.
During the 2017 transmission season, 204 human cases were reported in the European Union.
Epidemiological update: West Nile virus transmission season in Europe, 2017
15 Dec 2017 - During the 2017 transmission season, 204 human cases and 127 equine cases were reported in the European Union. This year, for the first time, ECDC included equine West Nile fever cases in its epidemiological updates.
Table. Transmission of West Nile fever, May to November 2017 - Table of cases, 2017
In 2017, ECDC monitored the West Nile fever situation during the transmission season (May to November) in EU Member States and neighbouring countries. The table summarises the data for the season.Read more
Human and equine West Nile fever cases in Europe and the Mediterranean, 2017 transmission season
The map shows the distribution of reported human West File fever cases among humans and equids by affected areas in the European region and Mediterranean basin, during the West Nile fever transmission season 2017, as of 27 February 2018.Read more
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West Nile virus infection
West Nile virus (WNV) infection is a mosquito-borne zoonosis. The virus is transmitted among birds via the bite of infected mosquitoes and incidentally humans and other mammals may become infected.