The Public Health Institute “Dr Milan Jovanovic Batut” explained on its website on July 6 that West Nile fever was under active surveillance in the human population from June to the first half of November, while passive monitoring was carried out in the rest of the year.
The “Batut” Institute explained on its website that “first infections are typically registered in the second half of July” and that most of the cases are reported in August. The institute described West Nile fever as a seasonal disease, the incidence of which is highest when mosquitoes are active.
Based on the statistics delivered to “Batut,” and laboratory standards used across Serbia, “until July 5 there had been no confirmed cases of West Nile fever in humans.”
The institute added that until June 29 no West Nile infections had been confirmed in the European Union either.