West Nile virus infection
West Nile virus (WNV) infection is a mosquito-borne zoonosis that is endemo-epidemic in Europe. The disease affects countries in southern, eastern and western Europe. The virus is transmitted among birds via the bite of infected mosquitoes and incidentally humans and other mammals may become infected. About 80% of WNV infections in humans are asymptomatic. West Nile fever (WNF) is the most common clinical presentation. The elderly and immunocompromised persons are at higher risk of developing West Nile neuroinvasive disease (WNND). No specific prophylaxis or treatment exist against the disease in humans.
West Nile virus is a mosquito-borne flavivirus that is maintained in an enzootic cycle between mosquitoes and birds. Humans are accidental hosts.
West Nile virus in Europe in 2021 - human cases compared to previous seasons, updated 9 September 2021
West Nile virus in Europe in 2021 - outbreaks among equids and/or birds, updated 9 September 2021
Increased risk for autochthonous vector-borne infections transmitted by aedes albopictus in continental europe
West nile virus surveillance in europe: Moving towards an integrated animal-human-vector approach