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At a time when the world is combating a Monkeypox outbreak and the Covid-19 pandemic, a brand new virus is inflicting panic in New York Metropolis

The West Nile virus has been present in two individuals in New York

And within the USA, over 50 West Nile virus infections and 4 deaths have been reported this yr. The West Nile virus has additionally soared in Europe with over 100 circumstances simply this yr

The earliest identified case of the virus was recorded within the West Nile District of Uganda in 1937.

The virus spreads by way of an contaminated mosquito chunk.

Round one in 5 individuals contaminated with the virus present flu-like signs like fever, physique ache, vomiting, diarrhoea, and rashes. About one in 150 individuals are severely affected by the virus and develop severe sicknesses associated to the central nervous system.

Whereas the virus will not be contagious, there’s a uncommon risk of human-to-human transmission by way of blood transfusion or organ transplant.

The incubation interval is often 3 to 14 days. At the moment, there are not any vaccines accessible to deal with infections.

The West Nile virus was first detected in New York Metropolis greater than 20 years in the past. It’s now thought-about endemic within the State of New York

This time, the town’s well being division stated {that a} document variety of mosquitoes throughout the town had traces of the virus

Over 1,060 constructive mosquito swimming pools have been recognized throughout the town to date. That is the very best quantity ever recorded.

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By- The Hindu

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