West Nile virus in Europe in 2020 - human cases compared to previous seasons, updated 8 October 2020
Since the start of the 2020 transmission season and as of 8 October 2020, EU Member States have reported 285 human cases of WNV infection and 31 deaths through TESSy: Greece (135, including 20 deaths), Spain (75, including 7 deaths), Italy (54, including 3 deaths), Germany (12), Romania (6, including 1 death) and Hungary (3). The province of Badajoz, Spain, and five regions in Germany reported locally-acquired human cases of WNV infection for the first time (regions of Barnim, Ostprignitz-Ruppin, Saalekreis, Halle (Saale) and Meissen). All other cases were reported from areas that have been affected during previous transmission seasons. No cases have been reported from EU neighbouring countries.