- 27 Aug 2018 9:53 AM
- Hungary Matters
West Nile virus has been present in Hungary for 50 years and there are usually 10-40 cases reported each year. Last year there were 23 registered cases, he said, adding that this year’s increase was due to an early start to the season.
By August 23, a total of 58 cases were reported and 55 had to be treated in hospital. In the case of four deaths, West Nile virus may have played a part. They all involved men suffering from a chronic illness and three of them were above 80 years old, he said.