West Nile virus in Europe in 2022 - human cases, updated 27 July 2022
Since last week's update, and as of 27 July 2022, European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) countries reported 36 human cases of West Nile virus (WNV) infection and one death related to WNV infections. Cases were reported by Italy (27), Greece (8) and Slovakia (1). One death was reported by Italy. EU-neighbouring countries reported 14 human cases of WNV infection in Serbia (14) and no deaths related to WNV infections.
Since the beginning of the 2022 transmission season and as of 27 July 2022, EU/EEA countries have reported 55 human cases of WNV infection in Italy (42), Greece (12) and Slovakia (1) and 5 deaths in Italy (5). EU-neighbouring countries have reported 16 human cases of WNV infection in Serbia (16) and no deaths.
During the current transmission season, within the reporting countries, human cases of WNV infection were reported from 22 different NUTS 3 or GAUL 1 regions.