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West Nile Virus Infection in Italy

18 Aug 2015

As of 13 August, Italy has reported a total of 4 cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) infection thus far in the 2015, WNV season (Jun-Nov). The cases were all identified in the northwest of the country.

Advice for Travellers

There is no vaccine or specific treatment for WNV. Infection is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito, therefore avoidance of mosquito bites is essential, by covering up and the use of bite avoidance measures.