22/08/2013 As of 22 August 2013, 42 human cases of West Nile fever have been reported in the EU and 176 cases in neighbouring countries since the beginning of the 2013 transmission season.
During the past week, 12 new cases were detected in the EU.
Greece reported nine new cases from areas with previous case reports (Attiki 4, Kavala 2, hessaloniki 1, Xanthi 2).
Italy reported three new cases in two newly affected provinces of Emilia-Romagna region (Ferrara 1, Modena 2). In this region, three cases were reported in 2008 and nine in 2009.
In addition, the probable place of infection of the case reported from Austria on 14 August has been identified as the Sankt Pölten district.
In neighbouring countries, 57 new cases were reported.
Israel reported seven new cases in districts with previous case reports (Central 2, Haifa 4, Tel Aviv 1).
Montenegro reported its first case this year in Podgorica region, an area already reported as probable place of human infection in 2012.
The Russian Federation reported 17 new cases, two from the newly affected Belgorodskaya oblast and 15 from oblasts with previous case reports (Astrakhan 10, Volgograd 5).
Serbia reported 32 new cases, one from the newly affected Branicevski district and 31 from areas with previous case reports (Grad Beograd 20, Juzno-banatski district 7, Kolubarski district 2, Podunavski district 1, Sremski district 1).
Dr. Nurbanu Sezak
Posted: August 28, 2013