West Nile virus in Europe in 2022 - infections among humans and outbreaks among equids and/or birds, updated 10 August 2022

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Since last week’s update, and as of 10 August 2022, European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) countries reported 67 human cases of West Nile virus (WNV) infection and three deaths related to WNV infections. Cases were reported by Italy (50), Greece (15) and Austria (2). Deaths were reported by Italy (3). EU-neighbouring countries reported 11 human cases of WNV infection in Serbia (11) and deaths (2) related to WNV infections in Serbia.

Since the beginning of the 2022 transmission season and as of 10 August 2022, EU/EEA countries have reported 188 human cases of WNV infection in Italy (144), Greece (39), Austria (2), Romania (2) and Slovakia (1) and 10 deaths in Italy. EU-neighbouring countries have reported 34 human cases of WNV infection in Serbia (34) and three deaths in Serbia.

Since the beginning of the 2022 transmission season, seven outbreaks among equids and 39 outbreaks among birds have been reported by EU/EEA countries. Outbreaks among equids have been reported by Italy (7). Outbreaks among birds have been reported by Italy (38) and Germany (1).

West Nile virus in Europe in 2022 - infections among humans and outbreaks among equids and/or birds, updated 10 August 2022