West Nile virus in Europe in 2021 - infections among humans and outbreaks among equids and/or birds, updated 14 October 2021

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Period: 08 Oct 2021 - 14 Oct 2021

Between 8 and 14 October 2021, European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) countries reported no human cases of West Nile virus (WNV) infection and no deaths related to WNV infections. EU-neighbouring countries reported one human case of WNV infection in Serbia (1) and no deaths related to WNV infections.

Since the beginning of the 2021 transmission season, 29 outbreaks among equids and 8 outbreaks among birds have been reported by EU/EEA countries. Outbreaks among equids have been reported by Germany (12), Spain (10), Portugal (3), Hungary (2), Greece (1) and France (1). Outbreaks among birds have been reported by Spain (7) and Slovenia (1).

West Nile virus in Europe in 2021 - infections among humans and outbreaks among equids and/or birds, updated 14 October 2021