A neighbor from La Puebla de los Infantes was the first positive of the West Nile virus this summer in the province of Seville. As reported by the Ministry of Health and Consumer Affairs this Friday, the National Center for Microbiology confirmed the infection in a sample belonging to a 75-year-old man who was discharged at the end of August and who “is in perfect health. ” This is, therefore, the second case detected in the Autonomous Community this season, adding to the one found in an 84-year-old woman from Arroyomolinos de León, in Huelva.
On the other hand, the latest report from the General Directorate of Public Health and Pharmaceutical Management on the arrests made between August 28 and September 1, highlights the detection of the presence of West Nile Virus in the arrests made by the municipalities area of the town of Sevillian in Villamanrique de la Condesa, as well as in the towns of Cadiz in Barbate and Benalup-Casas Viejas of mosquitoes of the species Culex perexiguus. In this sense, the results of the remaining 23 traps located in the provinces of Seville, Cádiz, Huelva and Córdoba were negative.
For its part, Salud also reported that, as a result of the integration of surveillance, information was received about the presence of West Nile Virus at the Doñana Biological Station in mosquitoes obtained from La Puebla del Río (Seville) and Medina-Sidonia ( Cádiz). Likewise, the Animal Health Service of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Development reported a confirmed case of a horse with West Nile Virus in the city of Alcaracejos (Córdoba). In addition, the Wild Bird Epidemiological Surveillance Service of the Ministry of Sustainability, Environment and Blue Economy announced the existence of a long-eared owl with Nile Virus in Villamanrique de la Condesa.
In conclusion, the Board showed that this week the density of the population of females of the species Culex perexiguus and Culex pipiens remained stable, so that all the towns are included in Grade I or Grade II.