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West Nile virus for the year killed 286 Americans

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), West Nile virus (West Nile virus) in the past, killing 286 people. This is a record since the start keeping statistics in 1999.

"In total, we recorded 5,674 cases of infection Nile virus — said Lyle Peterson, one of the leading doctors CDC. — Only two states — Alaska and Hawaii, the virus is detected. Infection control is one of our top priorities. "

The first case of West Nile virus in North America, physicians recorded in New York City 13 years ago. Presumably, the infection had been imported

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In Siberia, expect deadly mosquitoes

Epidemics

7.02.12.U several residents of Omsk and Novosibirsk regions was reported West Nile virus, the source of which were normal mosquitoes.

This was announced at a press conference Director General Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology "Vector" Alexander Sergeyev.

According to him, this year, the infection can take over the entire territory of Siberia. Cases of serious infection, which previously reported only in the south of the European part of Russia, and there are now registered.

According Novosibirsk scientists, the infection can lead to death. West Nile virus was discovered in 1937 in Africa, in the Nile River. People

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Scientists try to stop the spread of West Nile virus

Since 1999, several outbreaks of West Nile virus, which causes fever or severe neurological symptoms and is transmitted from birds to humans by mosquitoes, is usually seen in the United States during the summer months. But researchers have not been able to determine how the virus has migrated there, and do not know how and where it will appear next time.

Now Ella Mendelson (Ella Mendelson), professor of the Faculty of Medicine of the School of Public Health at the University of Tel Aviv, in cooperation with the Ministries of Health and Environment, Israel, conducted a survey that tracks

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In Siberia, expect deadly mosquitoes

Several residents of Omsk and Novosibirsk regions was reported West Nile virus, the source of which were normal mosquitoes.

This was announced at a press conference Director General Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology "Vector" Alexander Sergeyev.

According to him, this year, the infection can take over the entire territory of Siberia. Cases of serious infection, which previously reported only in the south of the European part of Russia, and there are now registered.

According Novosibirsk scientists, the infection can lead to death. West Nile virus was discovered in 1937 in Africa, in the Nile River. People

Continue reading In Siberia, expect deadly mosquitoes

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