West Nile virus in Europe in 2021 - human cases, updated 7 October 2021
Between 1 and 7 October 2021, European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) countries reported 9 human cases of West Nile virus (WNV) infection and no deaths related to WNV infections. Cases were reported by Italy (8) and Hungary (1). EU-neighbouring countries reported 2 human cases of WNV infection in Serbia (2) and no deaths related to WNV infections.
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.
Weekly updates: 2021 West Nile virus transmission season
Weekly updates with the latest reports on West Nile virus cases in Europe. Interactive maps and tables updated every Friday, during the transmission season.