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    Two West Nile Virus cases confirmed in northern Greece
    15 07 2019

    The Athens Medical Association (ISA) has expressed concern after the National Public Health Organization confirmed last Friday that two people have been infected with the West Nile Virus so far this year – in northern Greece’s Katerini and Xanthi regions.

    ISA said on Monday that its concerns stem from the fact that the Greek state has been “criminally negligent” in recent years and has failed to take the necessary precautions.

    “As a result the virus has now established itself in our country,” it said.

    In 2018, 316 infections were reported, of which were 50 fatal. Symptoms of the virus include fever, headache, body aches, skin rash and swollen lymph nodes. It is spread to humans by mosquitoes.
    The Athens Medical Association (ISA) has expressed concern after the National Public Health Organization confirmed last Friday that two people have been infected with the West Nile Virus so far this year.
    “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
    Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

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  • #2
    Google translated

    july 17, 2019


    Case of the West Nile virus in a horse - Alarm in Larissa

    As pointed out in a document of 12 July 2019 by the Ministry of Health, the active clinical monitoring of equidae should be implemented and active serological surveillance using equine control


    Laboratory of Recent Infectious Diseases and Parasitic Diseases of the Ministry of Rural Development and Food confirmed the recent infection of the horse by the West Nile Fever virus without clinical symptoms, in particular in the local community of Vryotopou, Municipality of Vineyard Municipality of Tyrnavos, of the IP Larissa.
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    Οπως τονίζει σε έγγραφο της (με ημερομηνία 12 Ιουλίου 2019) η συγκεκριμένη Υπηρεσία του Υπουργείου, θα πρέπει να τεθούν σε εφαρμογή τα μέτρα ενεργητικής κλινικής επιτήρησης των ιπποειδών και η ενεργητική ορολογική επιτήρηση με χρήση ίππων – μαρτύρων
    “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
    Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

    ~~~~ Twitter:@GertvanderHoek ~~~ GertvanderHoek@gmail.com ~~~

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    • #3
      Italy - First case of West Nile virus this summer in the Veneto region

      Saturday 20 July 2019

      West Nile Fever, it is officially the first case of the summer 2019 in the Veneto. The victim of West Nile virus infection is a 79-year-old man who lives in the rural area in the province of Padua and has been suffering from persistent fever for ten days. The news was made official by the Prevention Department of the Health and Social Area of ​​the Veneto Region.



      wikipedia
      Febbre del Nilo, è ufficialmente il primo caso dell'estate 2019 nel Veneto. La vittima dell'infezione da virus West Nile è un uomo di 79 anni che vive in area rurale in...
      “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
      Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

      ~~~~ Twitter:@GertvanderHoek ~~~ GertvanderHoek@gmail.com ~~~

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      • #4
        Turkey - 4 cases of West Nile Fever reported in Istanbul

        Google translated

        20 07 2019

        This year, four cases were identified in Turkey, all in Istanbul Avcılar and in July.
        It is reported that 3 more suspicious samples from the same region will be sent to our reference laboratory.

        Necessary protection measures have been taken by Istanbul Provincial Health Directorate in cooperation with local administrations and related institutions for disease control in the region. Necessary information was given to the patients and their relatives; another case was investigated. The main approach to disease prevention is to reduce mosquito reproduction areas and to prevent mosquito stings.

        In this context, mosquito sources in the region were identified, and the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality was informed that larvasite applications were requested. In addition, ISKI was informed about the improvement of stagnant waters that may be a mosquito breeding area in the region.


        Location of Avcilar district, Istanbul


        wikipedia



        Sağlık Bakanlığı, sivrisinek sokmasıyla bulaşan ve nadiren de olsa ölüme yol açabilen Batı Nil Virüsü enfeksiyonu hakkında bilgi vererek, Türkiye’de bu şekilde 4 vak'a tespit edildiğini kaydetti. Bu gelişmeyle birlikte, 'Batı Nil Virüsü nedir?' ve 'Batı Nil Virüsü nasıl bulaşır?' gibi sorular vatandaşlarca...
        “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
        Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

        ~~~~ Twitter:@GertvanderHoek ~~~ GertvanderHoek@gmail.com ~~~

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        • #5
          Germany - First case of West Nile virus infection in 2019 - Snowy Owl


          08/07/2019

          In a snowy owl from the animal park Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt, the National Reference Laboratory for West Nile Virus ( WNV ) infections in FLI bird and horse on July 08, the first official case for this year. Thus, it can be assumed that WNV has wintered in Germany.

          Last year, WNV first appeared in Germany and was detected in a total of 12 birds and 2 horses. The virus is transmitted by blood-sucking mosquitoes, mainly mosquitoes of the genus Culex , and probably also wintered in these. The new case comes as no surprise; the further development remains to be seen and is observed by the FLI .

          Horses and humans are failures for WNV . In humans, 80 percent of cases are without disease symptoms, only about 20 percent of those infected show mild disease symptoms such as fever and flu-like symptoms. In less than one percent of cases, however, a severe, high fever course of illness with meningitis or encephalitis can occur, which can lead to permanent neurological damage and in rare cases fatal.
          Infections with WNV are among the notifiable animal diseases.

          There is currently no national control measure, therefore the animal health policy should be based on the animal health law. The Standing Vaccination Commission for Veterinary Medicine (STIKo Vet) recommends in its statement of October 2018 to vaccinate horses against WNV in affected areas .




          “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
          Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

          ~~~~ Twitter:@GertvanderHoek ~~~ GertvanderHoek@gmail.com ~~~

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          • #6
            "West Nile Virus" was detected in 3 people in TRNC


            google translated


            July 25, 2019

            As of today, the Ministry of Health announced that 3 West Nile Virus cases have been detected in the country.

            According to information provided by the Ministry of Health, indicating that blood tests have reported positive results in the third person suspects sent to Turkey, the initiative of the Ministry were recorded in Cyprus as of 1 case reported today.

            West Nile Virus rarely cause neurological symptoms and very low rates of death, the statement noted that the virus has been reported in many countries for more than 50 years.


            Note: TRNC is the Turkish part of the island of Cyprus


            tije.nl




            vakantieweblog.eu


            The first case in Cyprus was reported in 2016 and the second in 2018.
            source


            EDIT: from the Greek part of Cyprus :


            A person with suspected West Nile virus is in the intensive care unit of a private hospital, the Health Ministry said on Friday. Confirmation is still pending, it added.

            source

            Sağlık Bakanlığı, bugün itibariyle ülkede 3  Batı Nil Virüsü vakası tespit edildiğini açıkladı.
            “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
            Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

            ~~~~ Twitter:@GertvanderHoek ~~~ GertvanderHoek@gmail.com ~~~

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            • #7
              Five new cases of West Nile Fever in Greece

              26 07 2019

              google translated

              Five new cases of West Nile have been registered in Greece in the last week, bringing their total to ten.

              This was reported by ANA-MPA, referring to the Greek National Public Health Service.

              Of the seven affected, they have already been written, and three remain in hospital treatment.

              So far, there are no deaths from the disease, the first cases of which were registered in June.
              “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
              Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

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              • #8
                Report: Another West Nile virus case reported in north Cyprus
                July 29, 2019



                Another case of West Nile virus has been reported in Turkish north Cyprus, according to the Turkish Cypriot website Haber Kibris. It said the patient’s condition is not life threatening,

                Two other people are in intensive care with the West Nile virus at a hospital in occupied Nicosia while another eight suspect cases are being monitored, it added.

                Health officials in the occupied north met on Friday evening to discuss prevention following the announcement that a 62 year old man had died of the virus.

                Measures include draining standing water and clearing grass.

                On Friday, the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Cyprus (= Greek south Cyprus, ed) said a person with suspected West Nile virus was in the intensive care unit of a private hospital. Confirmation is still pending, it added.
                Another case of West Nile virus has been reported in Turkish occupied north Cyprus, according to the Turkish  Cypriot website Haber Kibris. It said the patient’s condition is not life...
                “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
                Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

                ~~~~ Twitter:@GertvanderHoek ~~~ GertvanderHoek@gmail.com ~~~

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                • #9
                  google translated

                  Cyprus - West Nile virus case increased to 8 in TRNC


                  It was announced that the West Nile virus, which caused the death of one person in TRNC, was seen in seven more people.

                  2 August 2019

                  The West Nile virus, which was seen in four people in Istanbul Avcılar and costing one person in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) last week, emerged in seven more people in the TRNC.

                  TRNC Ministry of Health said in a statement from the West Nile virus from patients with suspected kept under control and sent to the analysis of common disease in Turkey was announced that five blood samples.

                  In addition, West Nile Virus was detected in two people in a private hospital.

                  Thus, the incidence of West Nile virus that resulted in the death of one person in the TRNC increased to eight.

                  Three people in intensive care

                  TRNC Ministry of Health, three of the patients in the state hospital in intensive care, while the treatment of others in the ward said.

                  Cases of West Nile Virus are concentrated in and around the town of Famagusta at the easternmost end of the country.



                  See also post # 6 and #8


                  Another mediareport says:


                  The statement of the Ministry of Health is as follows: According to the statement from the Press Office of the Ministry of Health, the results of the blood samples taken from the patients who are still under control in our hospitals with the suspicion of West Nile Virus and sent to the Public Health Institute Institute of the Ministry of Health have arrived.

                  According to the results of the analysis, 5 of 6 cases were positive and 1 was negative. In addition, positive West Nile virus was detected in 2 cases treated in a private hospital.
                  source: https://www.girnepostasi.com/saglik-...-virusu-cikti/
                  KKTC’de bir kişinin ölümüne neden olan Batı Nil virüsünün yedi kişide daha görüldüğü açıklandı.
                  “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
                  Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

                  ~~~~ Twitter:@GertvanderHoek ~~~ GertvanderHoek@gmail.com ~~~

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                  • #10
                    Italy - West Nile virus 2019, a case in Carpi

                    google translated

                    Modena, 1 August 2019 - The West Nile nightmare returns to Emilia Romagna . The disease, which recorded 101 cases in Emilia-Romagna in 2018, of which 21 were fatal, has the first known infection in the summer of 2019. A citizen residing in Carpi (Modena), now hospitalized in the neurology department of the hospital, was hit Ferrarese of Sant'Anna.


                    wikipedia
                    L'uomo, ricoverato a Ferrara, era già stato colpito dalla malattia l'anno scorso. La Regione: situazione sotto controllo
                    “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
                    Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

                    ~~~~ Twitter:@GertvanderHoek ~~~ GertvanderHoek@gmail.com ~~~

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                    • #11
                      Serbia registers first case of West Nile Fever this year

                      5 august 2019

                      The first case of West Nile Fever, a disease transmitted by mosquitoes, has been confirmed in a laboratory in Serbia. The patient is a 84-year-old woman with chronic illnesses, said the Institute of Public Health "Dr. Milan Jovanovic-Batut" in Belgrade.

                      Nearly 400 people were infected with Western fever in Serbia last year.


                      wikipedia
                      “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
                      Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

                      ~~~~ Twitter:@GertvanderHoek ~~~ GertvanderHoek@gmail.com ~~~

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                      • #12
                        Cyprus - West Nile Virus detected in two people in the South

                        august 6, 2019

                        Two confirmed cases of West Nile Virus were reported in Southern Cyprus. Fileleftheros and other newspapers wrote that the relevant authorities in Southern Cyprus have been vigilant due to the incidence of West Nile virus incidents in the TRNC and Southern Cyprus.

                        In this context, the newspaper, the Greek Ministry of Health, today, West Nile virus cases in South Nicosia, because the city will hold a meeting with representatives of all municipalities in the region.

                        The newspaper wrote that the Health Services Department of the Greek Ministry of Health had sent a circular to the doctors, which urged the Infectious Diseases Surveillance Unit to inform them immediately without delay.

                        “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
                        Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

                        ~~~~ Twitter:@GertvanderHoek ~~~ GertvanderHoek@gmail.com ~~~

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                        • #13

                          West Nile fever only causes serious complications in 1 percent of those infected

                          posted on 12.08.19

                          Late last week, health authorities reported the first case of West Nile fever in Bulgaria. Laboratory tests have proven the disease in a woman housed at a Montana hospital who is being treated for brain inflammation but is already in good health.


                          wikipedia
                          В края на миналата седмица здравните власти съобщиха за първи случай на западнонилска треска у нас. Лабораторни изследванията доказаха заболяването при жена, настанена в болницата в Монтана, която се лекува след възпаление на мозъка, но вече е в добро състояние. Западнонилската...
                          “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
                          Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

                          ~~~~ Twitter:@GertvanderHoek ~~~ GertvanderHoek@gmail.com ~~~

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                          • #14
                            08/09/2019
                            1149one0


                            According to Rospotrebnadzor, in 2019, 7 cases of West Nile fever were registered in the Krasnodar Territory.

                            location of Krasnodar at the Black Sea

                            wikipedia
                            По информации Роспотребнадзора в 2019 году на территории Краснодарского края было зарегистрировано 7 случаев заболевания лихорадкой Западного Нила.
                            “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
                            Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

                            ~~~~ Twitter:@GertvanderHoek ~~~ GertvanderHoek@gmail.com ~~~

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                            • #15
                              Greece - West Nile virus death toll since June rises to six

                              14 08 2019


                              The number of deaths caused by West Nile virus in Greece so far this year has risen to six, according to the weekly report by the National Health Organization (EODY), which was published Wednesday.

                              The report said the number of cases of the mosquito-borne virus recorded since June was 49 – 14 in the last week alone. The six people who died were all over the age of 60.

                              Moreover, EODY said that mosquitoes carrying the virus have been detected in at least 10 regions across the country including Pieria, Pella, Rodopi, Xanthi, Kavala, Trikala, Karditsa, Thessaloniki and Eastern Attica.

                              EODY is urging the public to take all necessary precautions to avoid being bitten.
                              The number of deaths caused by West Nile virus in Greece so far this year has risen to six, according to the weekly report by the National Health Organization (EODY), which was published Wednesday.
                              “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
                              Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

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