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Entertainment West Nile virus: experts warn of spreading in Germany

12:50  22 june  2020
12:50  22 june  2020 Source:   wunderweib.de

West Nile fever: RKI expects to spread in Germany

 West Nile fever: RKI expects to spread in Germany © Andreas Lander / dpa Mosquito repellent is required in summer: The Robert Koch Institute assumes that tropical West Nile fever will become established in Germany. The symptoms range from fever to rash. As if the spread of a virus were not enough, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) now expects another disease that has not played a major role in Germany until recently: the West Nile virus is and is transmitted by mosquitoes According to the RKI, apparently able to spend the winter in Germany.

GERMANY could be at risk from the dangerous West Nile virus ( WNV ) for the next few decades, medical experts have warned . The RKI state: "Experience with the West Nile virus in southern European countries suggests that it will become established in Germany and will probably continue to

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West-Nil-Virus: Experten warnen vor Ausbreitung in Deutschland © provided by WUNDERWEIB West Nile virus: experts warn of spreading in Germany The Robert Koch Institute warns of the spread of the West Nile virus by mosquitoes . A region in Germany could be particularly affected.

The Corona pandemic is not over yet, the next virus is just around the corner: The West Nile virus, which is transmitted by mosquitoes and can cause fever, could spread to us in the event of another hot summer . An region in Germany in particular is considered a risk area.

Robert Koch Institute warns of West Nile virus

A recent report by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) states: "Experience with the West Nile virus in southern European countries suggests that it can be established in Germany and will probably continue to expand. " The carrier is the mosquito of the genus Culex , which causes symptoms in around 20 percent of infected people. These are mainly fever or rash . The nervous system can also be affected in one out of 100 cases.

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West Nile Virus ( WNV ) is a member of the flavivirus genus and belongs to the Japanese encephalitis antigenic complex of the family Flaviviridae. In 1999 a WNV circulating in Israel and Tunisia was imported in New York producing a large and dramatic outbreak that spread throughout the continental

The West Nile virus quickly spread across the United States after the first reported cases in Queens, New York in 1999. The virus is believed to have entered in an infected bird or mosquito

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Experts expect to spread and the season to be longer if gets longer and hotter in the summers. "In particular, the heat-privileged area of ​​the Upper Rhine must be considered as risk area ," the report says.

The first five cases in Germany became known at the end of last year. In

Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Berlin , people were infected with the West Nile virus. However, experts expect a high number of unreported cases. virus came to us from southern Europe

According to RKI, there were also isolated cases in the period 2003 to 2013. "All of these infections were travel-related and could be traced back to stays in

Southern Europe and North America ." Previously, only outbreaks were known in North America, where it first occurred in 1999.

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The Culex mosquito can also transmit the virus to

birds and other mammals . Since a vaccine has not yet been developed, you can only protect yourself against infection with mosquito repellent spray . Other mosquitoes also transmit the West Nile virus

In

February 2020 it became known to that our mosquito at home can also transmit the West Nile virus. Overall, the virus was detected in 43 different mosquito species - especially in the Culex genus, of which 768 species are known; 16 of them live in Europe.

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