Heat wave in Russia caused a deadly outbreak of fever

Heat wave and drought that prevailed in Russia for two months, provoked an outbreak of exotic viral disease — fever West Nila.Vchera in the administration of the Vologda region confirmed that the virus from the African region has killed five people. Only in the region, there are 108 patients, 35 of them were found in the past week. Rospotrebnadzor experts warn that the disease can become infected with a dangerous millions.


The disease is highly seasonal, and his time — late summer and autumn. During this period, mosquitoes, ticks and argasid adopt virus in animals-the carrier in sufficient quantities and are dangerous to humans.

West Nile virus — a disease characterized by fever, inflammation of the meninges, the system lesions of the mucous membranes and lymphadenopathy. First fever virus was isolated from the blood of an infected person in 1937 in Uganda.

After the bite of an infected insect West Nile fever in humans during the period from two to 14 days (usually three to six days) to develop symptoms: 38-39 degrees body temperature, swollen lymph nodes, skin rashes appear, often symptoms of serous meningitis and meningoencephalitis.

Source: IA "City Novostey"

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