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In Greece 27 people have died of the Western Neil's fever - RIA Novosti, 9/21/2018

ATHENS, 21 Sep — RIA Novosti. In Greece already 27 people have died from the Western Neil's fever, 234 persons have caught her in total, I have reported the National center for control and prevention of diseases (KEELPNO). Among the diseased at 183 people violations of the central nervous system are noted. In a month the number of the victims has grown up by 2,5 times. As of August 23, there were 11 dead and 107 cases. The virus of fever of the Western Neil has been for the first time revealed in Greece in 2010. In 2010-2014 from the Western Neil's fever in Greece about 80 people have died. In 2015 and 2016 any case hasn't been registered. In 2017 it was reported about 48 cases and about five dead from the Western Neil's fever. Besides Greece, the Western Neil's fever is revealed in eight countries of Europe. Fever is transferred by mosquitoes. The disease outbreak this year is connected with high temperatures and rainfall at the beginning of summer. The disease is noted in many municipalities, including in Attica and the Central Macedonia. KEELPNO suggests to use measures of individual protection from stings of mosquitoes: mosquito grids in areas with a big number of mosquitoes, insecticides, shirts with a long sleeve and trousers not to allow still water on sites near the house. The virus can lead to complications in the central nervous system, namely to encephalitis, meningitis or paralysis. Symptoms of fever of the Western Neil are the feverish condition, a headache, fatigue, muscle pain, nausea, vomiting, sometimes rash and increase in lymph nodes. If not to ask in time for medical care, then the lethal outcome is possible.



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