West Nile fever virus claims four more lives in Serbia

Four more citizens of Serbia have died of West Nile fever in the last seven days, according to the Institute of Public Health of Serbia, “Dr Milan Jovanovic Batut”.

This year 286 people have been infected by the West Nile fever virus in Serbia; 29 people in total have died. Although the cases have been reported throughout Serbia, most incidents have been registered in Belgrade (141).

In the European Union member states, 798 infection cases have been registered in 2018, with largest numbers in Italy (327), Greece (168) and Hungary (134); in total, 44 people died – 18 in Greece 13 in Italy and 12 in Romania.

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