West Nile virus in Europe in 2020 - infections among humans and outbreaks among equids and/or birds, updated 3 September 2020

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Period: 27 Aug 2020 - 03 Sep 2020

Between 28 August and 3 September 2020, EU Member States reported 37 human cases of WNV infection: Greece (23), Italy (7), Spain (5) and Romania (2). All cases were reported from areas that have been affected during previous transmission seasons. This week, two deaths were reported by Greece (1) and Spain (1). No human cases of WNV infection or deaths were reported from EU neighbouring countries.

Since the beginning of the 2020 transmission season and as of 3 September 2020, EU Member States have reported 159 human cases of WNV infection and 12 deaths through TESSy: Greece (77, including nine deaths), Spain (49, including three deaths), Italy (29), and Romania (4). All cases were reported from areas that have been affected during previous transmission seasons. No cases have been reported from EU neighbouring countries.

Since the beginning of the 2020 transmission season, 56 outbreaks among equids have been reported. These outbreaks have been reported by Spain (49, including 29 in the province of Seville), Italy (5), France (1) and Portugal (1) through the Animal Disease Notification System (ADNS) of the European Commission. No outbreaks among birds have been reported through ADNS.

West Nile virus in Europe in 2020 - infections among humans and outbreaks among equids and/or birds, updated 3 September 2020

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