West Nile fever in Europe in 2018


More cases of West Nile fever have been reported during the 2018 transmission season than in the same period in previous years. All human cases reported during the current transmission season were reported in previously affected countries. Precautionary measures to avoid mosquito bites is recommended for travellers and residents. Most vulnerable groups are elderly and immunocompromised individuals travelling to these areas.

For further information on where West Nile fever is occurring please see the ECDC West Nile fever maps: https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/west-nile-fever/surveillance-and-disease-data/disease-data-ecdc 

Advice on protecting yourself and your family against biting mosquitoes is available on the HPSC website: http://www.hpsc.ie/a-z/vectorborne/mosquitoes/protectyourselfagainstmosquitoes/