Five Romanians have been diagnosed with meningitis caused by the West Nile virus. The Ministry of Health recommends local authorities to take pest control measures as soon as possible to prevent the spreading of the virus, stiri.tvr.ro informs.
80% of infected people have no symptoms.
High fever and headaches are the signs that require the urgent presentation at the nearest clinic.
The Romanians are advised to avoid exposure to mosquitoes, to wear long-sleeved clothing and long pants and to prevent mosquitoes from accessing the house.