Wednesday , August 4 2021

A deadly virus threatens Bucharest. What do Romanians in the capital face – Evenimentul Zilei

A new danger looms over the capital. A few days ago, several common mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus were detected during monitoring of the “arboviral epidemiological risk” in Bucharest. The information was cited by sources from the health authorities in Bucharest.

Mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus are invading Bucharest. Little Dan can’t be found

Local authorities have been instructed to urgently respond to the central area and other green areas of the Capital, where large numbers of mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus have been reported. In this context, the sources stated that the authorities should urgently intervene in the Kahramanlar – University area, which includes Izvor and Çeşme, as well as other green areas.

The Capital City Hall, represented by Nicușor Dan, received a proposal to act on this issue, but the representatives did not respond to requests from journalists about what measures to take to avoid the danger.

West Nile virus can be deadly. what is a risk group

West Nile virus (VWN) can infect humans, birds, mosquitoes, horses and other mammals. However, transmission occurs only through mosquito bites. In such cases, the most appropriate precaution to take is preventive. For this reason, mosquitoes should be removed from work, play and shelter areas and their bites should be avoided.

In 80% of cases, people infected with the mosquito virus experience fever, severe headache, muscle aches, vomiting, as well as redness and sensitivity to light. In some cases, the disease can be fatal. But according to experts, a person is unlikely to get sick from a single sting.

According to medical personnel, the risk of serious illness, which can lead to possible death, is highest for people over 50 years of age or those who are immunocompromised. However, the disease can occur at any age.

The website of the National Center for Infectious Diseases Surveillance and Control does not provide information on the transmission status of West Nile virus for 2020 and 2021. The last report on this subject was registered in 2019. Thus, between 03.06.2019 and 27.11.2019, 66 cases of West Nile infection were detected and 18 cases were reported in the Capital. Eight deaths were reported during the same period, some from Bucharest.

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