Thursday, September 29, 2022

Experts call to be alert to “shooting” increase in Nile virus-carrying mosquito

National Association of Environmental Health Companies (Anecpla) Told to be on alert due to increase in “shootings” this Wednesday Mosquito ‘Culex’ Nile virus transmitter in recent weeks La Puebla del Rio, Correa and Palomares in Seville.

West Nile virus killed eight people in Andalusia in 2020. An unexpected outbreak, thanks to cooperation between the environmental health sector and the administration, can be contained quickly. However, two years later, The presence of this mosquito has again touched the sky.


Avoid These Insect Bites

Anekpla stressed on being aware of this potential risk and offered its support to the competent administration through a series of recommendations to the public to avoid the bites of these insects “as far as possible”. Of.

Stock image of West Nile virus mosquito.
Stock image of West Nile virus mosquito.
Joseph Hoyto

At the same time, he recalled that important preventive regulations should be put into practice, such as cleaning mosquito breeding sitesDomestic and peridomestic, that is, those that live in stagnant water, pools, tanks or any outdoor container that can store water.

West Nile virus fever is not transmitted from person to person, but only through the bite of the transmitting ‘Culex’ mosquito.

The same happens with malaria.  It is caused by mosquito bites and has a very high rate of infectivity.  Notably, there are between 11 and 137,000 deaths each year.

Importance of installing mosquito nets on windows

For this reason, he explained the importance of installing mosquito nets over windows and doors, as well as, as far as possible, avoiding walking in wetland areas at dusk and dawn, and wearing long sleeves and repellent if necessary. Avoid.

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