In the province of Seville, Spain, three people have been identified with meningoencephalitis, a West Nile virus disease transmitted by mosquito bites.
Three cases of West Nile virus infection were detected in Andalusia, Spain, the Ministry of Regional Health and Families of the Andalusian Regional Government reported, Thursday (19).
The news was advanced by Sputnik News, states that the three injured were registered within 24 hours in the province of Seville, after they tested positive for meningoencephalitis, and two of them were taken to hospital.
As a result, the health authorities immediately activated all the protocols and public health measures stipulated in such a case.
West Nile virus is transmitted by the bite of a mosquito, which in turn contracts it if it feeds on infected birds, which are the main vector of the pathogen.
In addition to humans, horses are also the ultimate host for this virus.
Patients by news Sputnik NewsThey have symptoms such as fever, headache, body aches, joint pain, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle weakness or paralysis. Even if the patient eventually recovers, fatigue and weakness may persist for weeks or months. In more serious cases, serious neurological diseases such as encephalitis or meningitis can occur. About 10% of these patients die.
according to Sputnik NewsIn 2020, a total of 76 cases were recorded in Spain, 40 confirmed and 36 probable, and on July 30, Modesto Gonzalez, Mayor of Correa del Rio, warned that samples collected by the Doñana Biological Station-CSIC in the rice fields In mosquitoes in the area, Guadalquivir was reported to have “a viral load of similar intensity to the 2020 outbreak”.
according to Sputnik NewsThere is no vaccine or treatment for West Nile virus in humans, although there are several vaccines for horses.
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