Romania Reports Seven Cases Of West Nile Virus Infection, Two Deaths – Health Min

Romanian Health Minister Cseke Attila announced Monday in a press conference that Romania has registered seven cases of infection with the West Nile virus, including two deaths, adding that the Ministry has informed European organizations and specialized bodies.

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Romania Reports Seven Cases Of West Nile Virus Infection, Two Deaths – Health Min

Cseke said two other cases of infection with West Nile are currently being evaluated.

West Nile meningitis is an infectious disease transmitted through mosquito bites. It cannot pass directly between humans.

Health Ministry public health specialists recommend avoiding exposure to mosquitoes by wearing shirts with long-sleeves and long trousers, or applying various mosquito-repellant substances. They also advise attaching screens against mosquitoes to windows and doors and dispose of containers of musty water.

Specialists say anyone suffering from fever, intense headaches, nausea, or abdominal, muscular or joint pains, should see a doctor immediately. They also say local authorities must take steps to destroy mosquito breeding places.

The West Nile virus turned up this summer in Greece, where it caused dozens of deaths. In Russia, at least five people died as a result of infection in the Volgograd region, where 116 cases were reported by August 24, according to local healthcare services, cited by AFP.

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