A homicidal mosquito-borne virus has killed four victims in two Spanish states.
Three people died of West Nile virus in Seville. SpainSouthern region of Andalusia.
On Monday, the neighboring province of Cadiz was the first victim-an 87-year-old woman was killed at Puerto Real Hospital.
The local health director said there were five more confirmed cases in Cadiz, one in which three were hospitalized, including the intensive care unit.
Two dangerous areas in the second state suffering from the virus have been declared. One is Puerto Real, a 15-minute drive from the city of Cadiz.
West Nile virus killed three people in Seville, the worst outbreak in southern Andalusia, Spain. On Monday, the neighboring province of Cadiz was the first victim-an 87-year-old woman who was defeated for her fight for life at Puerto Real Hospital.
The other is the triangle of three municipalities, and the surrounding area is home to the popular beach resort town of Conil de la Frontera and the beautiful village and popular tourist attraction Beher de la Frontera.
Seville is the center of West Nile virus outbreaks until the weekend, with 24 confirmed cases currently.
The three deaths are two men aged 70 and 77 and a woman aged 85.
Confirmation of the third death in Seville came a few days after experts warned that the killer virus could pose the following health risks to British vacationers traveling to Spain.
Infectious disease expert Pablo Valero told the Spanish press:
“It’s a disease that can go unnoticed very easily.”
Barreiro argued that the virus could spread during the heat of Spain in the future, and said prevention based on regular use of insect repellents was the most effective solution.
West Nile virus has already killed three people in Seville, the worst outbreak in southern Andalusia, Spain (file image, mosquito)
The West Nile virus, which infected Culex mosquitoes, first infected Spain in 2004, with horses being the most infected.
The current outbreak is the worst on record in southern Andalusia, Spain, and is the most populous region in the country with a population of nearly 9 million, including popular British holiday regions such as the Costa del Sol.
Elderly people and people with underlying illnesses such as diabetes and cancer are at greatest risk, but they can cause meningitis in children.
Rural wetlands and pools have been identified as the most vulnerable places for virus-carrying mosquitoes.