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30 people have died in Romania this year due to West Nile virus

The West Nile virus infection, mostly transmitted by mosquitoes, made 30 victims in Romania this year. According to the data provided to the Ministry of Health by the National Center for Overseeing and Control of Contagious Diseases, since the beginning of the 2018 season, 237 cases of meningitis/meningo-encephalitis have been reported due to the West Nile virus infection, 30 patients with co-morbidity have died, realitatea.net reports.

In Bucharest 9 persons have died, 4 in Iasi County, 3 in Olt County, 2 were recorded in each of the counties of Constanta, Dolj and Bihor and one in the counties of Alba, Braila, Covasna, Dambovita, Galati, Prahova, Suceava and Teleorman.

In the past week, 22 new cases of meningitis/meningo-encephalitis with West Nile virus have been confirmed.

Considering that the transmission of West Nile virus is made by multiple mosquito species in both urban and rural areas, for the coming period, as the weather is expected to become cooler, a decrease in the number of cases of the illness is anticipated.

 

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