West Nile Virus Weekly Reports 2022

June 30, 2022


The goal of the surveillance for West Nile (WN) Infections in humans is to describe the disease burden of the West Nile infection on the human population. Only West Nile Neuroinvasive diseases (WN-NID) including encephalitis or meningitis get reliably reported. For every NID case there are about 10 cases of West Nile Fever and about 90 completely asymptomatic infections. Only one percent of the WN-Fever (WN-F) and asymptomatic (WN-PRE) cases are reported. Although we report the number of cases of all WN infections, it is important to remember that only WN-NID cases are useful for monitoring disease burden and trends in WN in humans. For 2022 reports see Related Files below. Reports for previous years are available here.