Date: Thu 6 Nov 2008
Source: Eurosurveillance v. 13 (45) Rapid Communications [edited]
The activity of the vector as observed at the end of the season has been
very low, so further new cases of WNV infection are not expected to occur
this year . The number of cases registered this year has been higher
than in the past 5 years but still rather low.
Citation for above article:
K Krisztalovics , E Ferenczi, Zs Molnar, A Csohan, E Ban, V Zoldi, et al.
West Nile virus infections in Hungary, August-September 2008.
Eurosurveillance 2008; 13(45): pii=19030. Available online
[WNV infections continue to occur in southern Europe, the most recent cases
having occurred in Italy (see ProMED archives listed below). No mention of
equine cases is made in this report, although plans include equine
surveillance in the areas where human cases occur.
A map of Hungary showing the counties can be accessed at
<http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/europe/hungary.jpg >. A map of the
geographical distribution of cases of West Nile virus infection, by place
of potential exposure in Hungary is presented as figure 2 in the above
article. - Mod.TY]
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