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West Nile, 517 cases in Italy: 28 deaths


The number of human cases of West Nile virus infection in Italy continues to grow in the last week. According to the new weekly bulletin of the Higher Institute of Health, released today, since the beginning of June 2022 there are 517 in total confirmed cases (there were 475 in the latest report), with 28 deaths (there were 25 last week): 5 in Piedmont, 5 in Lombardy, 14 in Veneto, 1 in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, 3 in Emilia Romagna. Among the cases registered this year in the country – the ISS details – 253 occurred in the neuro-invasive form (34 in Piedmont, 23 in Lombardy, 118 in Veneto, 5 in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, 63 in Emilia Romagna, 3 in Tuscany, 1 in Sicily, 6 in Sardinia); 78 cases have been identified in blood donors (13 in Piedmont, 22 in Lombardy, 25 in Veneto, 18 in Emilia-Romagna), 174 cases of fever (4 in Piedmont, 10 in Lombardy, 145 in Veneto, 12 in Friuli Venezia Giulia, 2 in Emilia-Romagna, and 1 case imported from Spain), 11 symptomatic cases (1 in Lombardy, 9 in Veneto, 1 in Friuli Venezia Giulia) and 1 asymptomatic case (in Veneto). In the same period, 5 cases of Usutu virus were also reported in Italy: 3 in Friuli Venezia Giulia and 1 in Piedmont, asymptomatic in blood donors, and 1 in Emilia Romagna with confirmed fever.



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