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4 Aug 2017

#WestNile fever in #Europe in 2017; updated 4 August (@ECDC_EU, edited)

Title: #WestNile fever in #Europe in 2017; updated 4 August.

Subject: WNV in human and animal across European Region, weekly update.

Source: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), full page: (LINK).

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West Nile fever in Europe in 2017; updated 4 August



  • Between 28 July and 2 August, one confirmed human case of West Nile fever has been reported in Oristano, Sardinia in Italy.
  • No new cases have been reported in the neighbouring countries.
  • Eight West Nile fever equidae cases have been notified through the Animal Disease Notification System (ADNS) of the European Commission, in Argolida, Southern Greece.
  • Human cases have already been reported in the same area this transmission season.
  • Since the beginning of the 2017 transmission season and as of 2 August 2017, five human cases of West Nile fever (one confirmed and four probable) have been reported by Greece and one confirmed case has been reported by Italy.
  • In the neighbouring countries, one confirmed case and three probable cases have been reported by Israel.
  • In equidae, nine West Nile fever cases have been notified through ADNS; eight in Argolida, Southern Greece and one in Rovigo, North-East of Italy.
  • More information about ADNS is available at:



Keywords: ECDC; Updates; European Region; Italy; Greece; Human; Horses; WNV.