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
; 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
which have multiplied in recent months due to particularly favorable environmental and climatic conditions, the Veneto Region has addressed citizens directly
. 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
Metal or plastic material resistant to tight meshes, while cotton tulle veils can be used to protect cots or beds. If possible, use the
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
(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.