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West Nile Fever case reported in Kyiv

The man felt sick after returning from holidays in Cyprus; there's no health risk for other citizens, - Ukraine's Public Health Centre
21:32, 13 September 2018

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A case of West Nile Fever is observed in Kyiv. Ukraine's Public Health Centre of the country's Healthcare Ministry reported this on Facebook.

'The patient's symptoms appeared after he returned from holidays he spent in Cyprus. In September, he was taken to a hospital to the infections and intensive care unit of Oleksandrivska clinical hospital in Kyiv, with the preliminary diagnosis of meningoencephalitis and fever of the unknown genesis. The analysis of blood serum was sent to the virological lab; the result showed antibodies to the West Nile Fever case', the message said.    

The analysis showed no health risk for other citizens, Ukraine's Public Health Centre said.

The West Nile Fever is a dangerous viral disease spread via mosquito bites. In tough cases, it causes fever, inflammation of brain linings, lymphadenopathy, exanthema and damage to mucous membranes.  

In seven months of 2018, three cases were registered in Ukraine; all patients were residents of Poltava region, who suffered the symptoms after being bitten by mosquitos.

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