In the statement made by the National Public Health Organization of Greece (EODY), it was stated that WNV cases and deaths continued to increase, APA reports citing TRT Haber.
In the statement, which was reported that the number of cases in the country increased to 160, it was noted that 14 people have died due to the virus so far.
In the statement, it was emphasized that 98 of the cases complained of disorders affecting the central nervous system such as meningitis, while 62 of them showed mild or no symptoms.
EODY reported that as of 30 August, 123 WNV cases and 11 deaths due to the virus were recorded in the country.
While there is no vaccine to protect against WNV, which is usually transmitted by the bites of “Culex” mosquitoes, protection against mosquito bites is recommended.
It is stated that the incubation period from the moment the mosquito bites varies between 2 and 14 days, and this period increases to 21 days in those with weak immunity. It is stated that about 80 percent of the people infected with the virus do not have any symptoms, and about 20 percent of the patients have symptoms such as fever, weakness, nausea-vomiting, headache and muscle pain.
Cases of WNV are mostly found in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, North America and Western Asia.