15 Die of West Nile Virus in Israel

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    JERUSALEM (JNS) – Fifteen people have now died in Israel of West Nile virus, the Health Ministry announced on Tuesday.

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    The ministry said that 299 patients have been diagnosed with the mosquito-borne virus so far this summer.

    West Nile virus has affected Israel for years, usually in June through November and not in large numbers.

    Eighty percent of those infected do not develop any symptoms, but the rest, especially elderly and immune-compromised people, display flu-like symptoms including fever, general malaise, headaches and general body aches.

    Neurological complications will appear in less than 1% of those infected.

    This summer’s outbreak was first reported in north Tel Aviv last month, but has since spread to the southern city of Eilat.

    People in the center region, greater Tel Aviv, are especially at risk of contracting the disease as the high humidity creates a good breeding ground for the mosquitoes that spread it.


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    Conservative Carl
    Conservative Carl
    8 days ago

    We should eradicate all species of mosquitoes that bite humans.

    Yuval Harari
    Yuval Harari
    8 days ago

    What does Klaus Schwab and Bill Gates have in mind for us?

    Steve B
    Steve B
    8 days ago

    Mosquitoes are responsible for almost 1.5% of annual global deaths

    Dr. Normal
    Dr. Normal
    7 days ago

    Sounds like the new Corona scheme. Get your arms ready, the injections are on the way