Another Death from West Nile Virus in Romania

Health | September 13, 2010, Monday // 14:09|  views

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The West Nile virus has taken its third victim in Romania, the country's Health Ministry has announced.

So far, two more people have died and 34 have been infected with the virus in Romania.

The latest victim of the West Nile virus was a 64-year-old man, who suffered from diabetes and high blood pressure.

The West Nile fever has already caused 4 deaths in Greece, 3 in Turkey and 6 in Russia.

Tiger mosquitoes are reported to be the carriers of the West Nile virus, which begins with a fever, high temperature, nausea and vomiting, which are the symptoms of an ordinary virus infection.

However, the symptoms turn very fast into encephalitis and meningitis and the infected need urgent hospitalization.

No cases of the West Nile flu virus have been reported in Bulgaria yet, and the Bulgarian health authorities have sought to assuage the fears of the people after the first fatalities in Greece earlier in August.

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