West Nile fever monitoring: first cases reported in EU for 2018 season

03 July 2018

Article: 52/2602

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) monitors the occurrence of West Nile fever cases in Europe throughout the transmission season, which runs from June to November (see current note 52/2303). In the past week, the first human cases of West Nile fever have been reported in the EU for the current transmission season.

Greece has reported four cases (three confirmed and one probable) and Italy has one confirmed case. The latest weekly updates can be viewed on the ECDC website

Source: ECDC, 29 June 2018