West Nile fever transmission season update

04 August 2020

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During the West Nile virus transmission season, which usually runs from June to November, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) monitors the occurrence of infection in the EU/EEA and EU neighbouring countries.

Between 17 and 23 July 2020, EU member states reported six human cases, all in Greece. All cases were reported in areas that have been affected during previous transmission seasons. No human cases were reported from EU neighbouring countries. As of 23 July 2020, no outbreaks among equids or birds have been reported.

Sources: ECDC, 24 July 2020 and ECDC, 24 July 2020