ニューヨーク市のレポート 2 市が感染した蚊の記録的な数を見ているので、西ナイルウイルスの人間のケース

Two human cases of West Nile virus have been reported in New York as the virus has been detected in a record number of mosquitoes in the city, 保健当局は火曜日に言った.

Across the city’s five boroughs, 1,068 mosquito pools have tested positive for the virus, according to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The city recorded 779 positive pools at the same time last year.
The two human cases were reported in Brooklyn and Queens, the health department said in a ステートメント.
    The West Nile virus is most commonly spread to people through the bite of an infected mosquito, による US Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention. Those cases happen during mosquito season, which starts in the summer and continues through fall, CDCは言った.
      We are in the height of West Nile virus season, but there are things you can do to decrease your risk of being bitten,” New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Ashwin Vasan said.
        Using an insect repellent and wearing long sleeves and pants, especially when outside during late and early hours, may help prevent the risk of getting bit, Vasan explained.
        There is no vaccine for the virus, so preventative measures are the most effective way to avoid infection.
          Symptoms of West Nile infection include fatigue, 熱, headache, body aches and rash. しかしながら, 80% of infected people do not display any symptoms, による CDC.
          In rare cases, the virus can also be spread through blood transfusions, organ transplants, exposure in a lab setting or from mother to infant.
            未満 1% of infected people develop a serious neuroinvasive illness, such as encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) or meningitis (inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord), による CDC.
            As of August 9, の合計 54 human cases of the virus disease have been reported to the CDC 今年. 昨年, 2,695 human cases were reported to the agency.

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