What is the West Nile virus, causing the latest health scare in New York City?

News Today 24.08.2022

The West Nile virus, which causes potentially dangerous diseases of the central nervous system in human beings, has been found in two people in New York City and detected in a record number of mosquitoes across all five boroughs, the city’s health department announced on August 16. The news comes at a time when the city is already battling a monkeypox outbreak alongside the Covid-19 pandemic. Across the U.S., 54 cases of West Nile virus infection and four deaths have been reported so far this year. The infection has also soared in Italy, per EuroNews reports. Europe has reported over 100 cases of the virus so far this year, with Italy having the highest number among all the countries. (Read More)


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