the Epidemic of West Nile fever in the United States is gaining momentum

 the Epidemic of West Nile fever in the United States is gaining momentumIn the US over the last week has dramatically complicated the situation with the incidence of West Nile fever, which for several years at this time of year becomes a cause of headache American doctors. According to the Centers for disease control and prevention, during this period, 164 ill person. This figure does not include unconfirmed cases. A week ago were registered in the country of 59 cases, so there is almost a threefold increase. On this period last year, American doctors were registered 112 cases. For all of last year, the infection was diagnosed in 4156 people, 284 died. In the United States was registered the most significant in the world, the epidemic caused by a virus encephalitis. According to doctors, the virus can become the cause of death is very rare, in fact, only a small proportion of infected people in General manifest the typical symptoms. However, one in 150 cases ends with a life-threatening encephalitis or meningitis. Typically, this occurs in the elderly. Of the seven victims of West Nile this year, the youngest was 68 years old. The hardest against infection suffered Colorado, where registered 111 cases and four deaths. Doctors believe that the reason for this could be the unusually wet June and hot July. This created ideal conditions for mosquito breeding, which are the carrier of the pathogen. Measures have recently been taken to combat insects, ineffective. The specialists of the Centers for disease control and prevention recommends that residents 16 States, where a virus, use repellents, wear clothing covering arms and legs and avoid to appear on the street in the morning and evening hours when mosquitoes are most active. They recall that the symptoms of the disease include headache, fever, body pain, sometimes rash and enlarged lymph nodes. Mednovosti.

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