Spain: Will the West Nile virus make a big comeback this summer? Catalonia under surveillance …

Experts call for important precautions against this deadly virus.

Less recent high temperatures suggest a particularly large amount of mosquitoes this summer. But beyond the created discomfort is the transmission of the West Nile virus which worries experts.

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This virus, transmitted by mosquitoes can neurologically reach the human being and even cause his death. Particularly present in Spainit can be active all around Mediterranean basin.

Last summer in eastern Catalonia they detected mosquitoes with West Nile fever in Riudoms and a positive horse in Montsià. This has already activated the surveillance protocol in the Alt Camp, Baix Camp and Segrià

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Catalonia on alert

After the death of a woman linked to the Nile virus last summer, Spain remains vigilant. to Catalonia chose to set up his now surveillance protocol.

Last year several mosquitoes were identified as positive for the Nile viruswhich suggests that more people may be CONTAMINATED this summer.

West Nile virus symptoms

In most cases, they have the infection West Nile virus resembles one summer flu : fever, soreness, migraine, … But experts say that in about 1% Often, the virus can cause them to dead of the patient.

And in France?

If in France, the health authorities do not take the same precautions, this does not mean that the virus is not present.

A Catalan researcher explained that the „Virus moves between Italy, the France and Spain “.

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Experts therefore advise the population to se protect a maximum of mosquitoes, through repellent or two covering clothes.

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