West Nile virus in Europe in 2021 - human cases compared to previous seasons, updated 7 October 2021

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Period: 01 Oct 2021 - 07 Oct 2021

Since the beginning of the 2021 transmission season and as of 7 October 2021, EU/EEA countries have reported 132 human cases of WNV infection in Greece (54), Italy (52), Hungary (7), Romania (7), Spain (6), Austria (3) and Germany (3) and 9 deaths in Greece (7), Spain (1) and Romania (1). EU-neighbouring countries have reported 17 human cases of WNV infection in Serbia (17) and 3 deaths in Serbia (3).

During the current transmission season, within the reporting countries, human cases of WNV infection were reported from 45 different NUTS 3 or GAUL 1 regions, of which the following regions reported human cases of WNV infection for the first time: Spree-Neiße in Germany and La Spezia in Italy.

West Nile virus in Europe in 2021 - human cases compared to previous seasons, updated 7 October 2021