This week in Romania from the West Nile fever died four people and the total death toll from the virus is 21.
In Romania, health authorities said that this week from West Nile fever in the country, four people died and thus the overall mortality from the virus has reached 21. On Friday, September 14, reports the online edition of the Chronicle.info with reference to the Correspondent.
In particular, the national Institute of public health on Friday reported 30 new cases of disease in humans after being bitten by mosquitoes with the virus. It is also reported that all fatal cases are linked to other health complications.
It is noted that the first deaths in Romania was recorded in August. In General, the virus has infected 200 people across the country.
The Ministry of health urged local authorities to take measures to prevent the spread of West Nile fever. The threat of getting sick will decrease as soon as the weather becomes cooler, the Ministry emphasized.
The Ministry advised the public to take preventive measures such as using insect repellent, wear long sleeves and protect Windows against insects. The virus is transmitted through bites of infected mosquitoes.
Earlier it was reported that from may to September 2018 in Romania recorded 166 cases of meningitis and meningoencephalitis, caused by West Nile virus. Of these, 17 people died.
It was also reported that in Kiev confirmed case of West Nile fever in young men who had a rest in Crete.