Published Date: 2012-10-25 23:18:51
Subject: PRO/AH/EDR> West Nile virus - Europe & North Africa
Archive Number: 20121025.1364837
WEST NILE VIRUS - EUROPE AND NORTH AFRICA
A ProMED-mail post
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International Society for Infectious Diseases
Date: Thu 18 Oct 2012
Source: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control West Nile Fever Maps [edited]
As of 18 Oct 2012, 224 human cases of West Nile fever have been reported in the EU and 538 cases in neighbouring countries. Since the last update, Greece has detected one new case from Thessaloniki, a prefecture with previous case reports.
In neighbouring countries, the 1st confirmed case of West Nile fever has been reported from the province of Jijel, Algeria.
The Russian Federation has reported 2 new cases in Voronezhskaya, an oblast with previous case reports.
This week, Serbia has reported 6 new cases, 2 from the new districts of Sumadijski and Zapadno-Backi and 4 from districts with previous case reports (Grad Beograd 3, Sremski 1). In addition, the number of cases previously reported has been updated. All these cases are located in districts with previous case reports (Grad Beograd 43, Juzno-Banatski 9, and Sremski 5). For one case, the location is still unknown.
[The country case totals for 2012 as of 18 Oct 2012 are:]
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 5
Russian Federation 396
Occupied Palestinian territory 2
[This has been a very active year for West Nile virus transmission and human cases around the Mediterranean Basin, Central Europe and the Russian Federation, as well as in North America.
The URL above provides a map of the countries with WNV human cases and a list of the specific areas within the countries affected. - Mod.TY
A HealthMap/ProMED-mail map can be accessed at: http://healthmap.org/r/3O-H.]