Here’s what to do to prevent infection

Growing Numbers –

Just in the last week

West Nile cases in humans have doubled

. They have been confirmed since early June 2022, according to the latest bulletin from the Istituto Superiore di Sanità

94 almost

; of these, 55 manifested in the neuroinvasive form, with seven confirmed victims. The most critical data concern Veneto: 33 cases and 5 deaths.

avoid stings –

To limit the spread of the transmitted infection

“Culex” mosquitoes

which have multiplied in recent months due to particularly favorable environmental and climatic conditions, the Veneto Region has addressed citizens directly

official recommendations

. The aim is to avoid settings that favor the development of new insects and reduce exposure to mosquitoes. In fact, its sting is the only way of transmission of the virus that

it cannot be forgiven from person to person

.

What to do –

Shield doors and windows

mosquito net

Metal or plastic material resistant to tight meshes, while cotton tulle veils can be used to protect cots or beds. If possible, use the

air conditioning

if you don’t have it, turning it on may help

Electric blaster for liquid insecticides

or in platelets as long as they are used in a well-ventilated environment.

If you observe mosquitoes in the house, you can resort to the occasional use of instead

commercial preparations

(doses) based on pyrethrum extract, the components of which are rapidly degraded after good aeration of the environment.

How to recognize the symptoms –

Although the infection is asymptomatic in most cases, in some cases it can lead to severe neuroinvasive forms. For this it is important to contact your doctor if

the fever rises above 38.5

and joint and muscle pain, headache, confusion or skin rash.

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