Increase in human west nile and usutu virus infections, Austria, 2018

Stephan W. Aberle, Jolanta Kolodziejek, Christof Jungbauer, Karin Stiasny, Judith H. Aberle, Alexander Zoufaly, Michael Kai Hourfar, Lisa Weidner, Norbert Nowotny*

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Between 28 June and 17 September 2018, 27 cases of human West Nile virus infections were recorded in Austria; four cases of West Nile neuroinvasive disease, 11 cases of West Nile fever, six infections detected by blood donation screening and six imported cases. In addition, 18 cases of human Usutu virus infections (all blood donors) were recorded. This is the highest number of annual infections recorded in Austria since the introduction of both viruses.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1800545
Issue number43
Publication statusPublished - Oct 25 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Virology


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