West Nile virus in Europe in 2021 - infections among humans and outbreaks among equids and/or birds, updated 7 October 2021

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Period: 01 Oct 2021 - 07 Oct 2021

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.

Since the beginning of the 2021 transmission season, 23 outbreaks among equids and 6 outbreaks among birds have been reported by EU/EEA countries. Outbreaks among equids have been reported by Germany (11), Spain (9), Hungary (2) and France (1). Outbreaks among birds have been reported by Spain (5) and Slovenia (1).

West Nile virus in Europe in 2021 - infections among humans and outbreaks among equids and/or birds, updated 7 October 2021