West Nile Virus Alert in Greece! Turkey at Risk, What is West Nile Virus?
Due to West Nile Virus transmitted by mosquitoes, 123 cases were seen in Greece in the last 24 hours. 11 people died due to West Nile Virus. One in 10 people infected with West Nile Virus dies.
The danger of West Nile Virus is increasing day by day in Greece, the pearl of the Aegean. In the statement made by the National Public Health Organization of Greece (EODY), it was stated that the cases and deaths of West Nile Virus, an infectious disease transmitted by mosquitoes, have increased.
In the statement, it was reported that 123 new cases were detected in the country today and 11 people died due to the virus.
In the statement made by EODY, it was emphasized that 74 of the cases complained of central nervous system disorders such as meningitis, while 49 of them showed mild or no symptoms. Last week, 36 cases of WNV were recorded in Greece.
Risky for Turkey
West Nile Virus transmitted by mosquitoes affects the nervous system. It causes the death of one out of every 10 people who contract the disease.
It has been reported that Aegean and Marmara Regions in Turkey are risky areas for West Nile Virus.
The Turkish scientist said in a statement, "As a result of an incubation period of up to one week, a flu-like picture occurs in the person, muscle aches such as weakness, fever, weakness. It is typical to have such findings in speech, perception, orientation and consciousness changes. If not intervened, it can progress rapidly. However, intervention There is no specific medicine for it.
West Nile virus was not detected in Turkey this year, but has caused deaths in previous years.
What is West Nile Virus?
Although there is no protective vaccine against West Nile Virus, which is usually transmitted by the bites of "Culex" mosquitoes, protection against mosquito bites is recommended.
It is stated that the incubation period varies between 2 and 14 days from the moment the mosquito bites, and this period increases to 21 days in those with weak immunity.