West Nile virus in Europe in 2022 - human cases compared to previous seasons, updated 16 September 2022
Since last week’s update, and as of 14 September 2022, European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) countries have reported 148 human cases of West Nile virus (WNV) infection and two related deaths. Cases have been reported by Italy (88), Greece (36), Romania (13), Croatia (5), Austria (2), Germany (2) and Hungary (2). Deaths have been reported by Italy (2). EU-neighbouring countries have reported 24 human cases of WNV infection, and one death related to WNV infection in Serbia.
This week, among the reporting countries, the following NUTS 3 or GAUL1 regions have reported human cases of WNV infection for the first time: Vogtlandkreis in Germany and Brasov in Romania.