News Local Four cases of West Nile virus confirmed in Nicosia

Four cases of West Nile virus confirmed in Nicosia

Four cases of West Nile virus in the wider Nicosia region have been confirmed.

According to a statement from the Ministry of Health, in addition to these four incidents, a fifth is still under investigation in the Ammochostos area.

The virus has only hit older people so far.

Moreover, medical service are also aware of an increase in cases in the occupied area.

One of the incidents is currently being treated at the Nicosia General Hospital intensive care unit, one at the Nicosia General Hospital pathology clinic and two at the Nicosia Private Hospital, of which at the intensive care unit.

The Health Service today has sprayed the area around the Pedieos river in order to kill potential disease-carrying mosquitoes.

“Today we sent experts along the river to to eliminate the mosquitoes from the stagnant waters,” Public Health Director Albertos Karis said.

“At a first glance, the insects did not appear to be hatching. We are also working together with the municipality of Paralimni in the area of ​​Agia Triada where there are stagnant waters, regardless of the fact that the municipality has already recently sprayed the waters over there. ”

The Health Service has urged the public to take all necessary protective measures against the virus, like wearing appropriate clothing with long sleeves and trousers, and use insect repellent when outside.

Earlier this week, Karis stressed that the disease “is not transmitted from human to human but only through the bite of an infected insect to a healthy human being and that serious consequences only occur in the elderly and in those with weakened immune systems.”

 

Read more

https://in-cyprus.com/agreement-reached-to-fight-west-nile-virus-in-buffer-zone/

Top Stories

Greece records over 2 thousand new covid cases in tragic peak-135 in ICUs (update)

  Greece recorded a new surge in new covid-cases, going over two thousand daily tally for the first time since the start of the pandemic. 2,056...

Cyprus records Covid death, raising number to 33, five critical-149 new cases

  A ninety one year old woman with underlying illnesses, succumbed to Covid-19 today at the Famagusta General raising the number of positive cases who...

Greek Orthodox priest shot in Lyon, France; assailant flees (update 2)

  A Greek Orthodox priest was shot and injured at a church in the French city of Lyon by an assailant who then fled. The priest...

Tala fire under control

  A massive blaze between the Tala, Koili and Kissonerga communities was placed under control late this afternoon, after more than two hours. It destroyed trees,...

The first 007 dies at 90-So long Sean Connery

  Scottish movie legend Sean Connery, who shot to international stardom as the suave, sexy and sophisticated British agent James Bond and went on to...

Taste

Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...

Mezedes

No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...