West Nile virus in Europe in 2020 - infections among humans and outbreaks among equids and/or birds, updated 8 October 2020

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Period: 02 Oct 2020 - 08 Oct 2020

Between 2 and 8 October 2020, EU Member States reported 28 human cases of WNV infection: Italy (11), Germany (7), Greece (5), Spain (3) and Romania (2). Two regions in Germany (Meissen and Halle (Saale)) reported locally-acquired human cases of WNV infection for the first time through TESSy. All other cases were reported from areas that have been affected during previous transmission seasons. This week, one death was reported by Romania. No human cases of WNV infection or deaths were reported from EU neighbouring countries.

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.

Since the beginning of the 2020 transmission season, 162 outbreaks among equids have been reported. These outbreaks have been reported by Spain (126), Germany (18), Italy (12), France (3), Hungary (1), Portugal (1) and Austria (1) through ADNS. 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 8 October 2020

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