West Nile virus in Europe in 2019 - human cases compared to previous seasons, updated 8 August
Between 2 and 8 August 2019, EU Member States reported 13 human cases in Greece (9), Italy (2) and Cyprus (2). This week the first case in the EU neighbouring countries was reported by Serbia (1). All human cases were reported from areas that have been affected during previous transmission seasons. One death was reported by Greece this week.
Since the beginning of the 2019 transmission season and as of 8 August 2019, EU Member States have reported 46 human West Nile virus infections in Greece (34), Romania (4), Italy (3), Cyprus (2), Hungary (2) and France (1). One case was reported by Serbia in the EU neighbouring countries.
To date, four deaths due to West Nile virus infection have been reported by Greece (3) and Romania (1).