Tuesday , March 21 2023

A deadly mosquito-transmitted virus in Istanbul


The virus, known to be transmitted to mosquitoes, was first seen in Istanbul, but it usually appears in the countries of the Mediterranean region. The disease is seen in the riverbed, people want to take action as soon as possible.

A private hospital in Esenburgh has recently made the same complaints due to illnesses, the hospital and then the mobilized district healthcare directorate. According to the information received, blood samples were taken from the patients of fever, fatigue, chills and tremor. In preliminary research, it was found that all patients were sitting in the stream of Avcılar, Yeşilkent district and its surroundings.


In the first samples of patients, the "West Nile" virus, usually seen in the Mediterranean region, was detected. It is also said that the disease has passed through the mosquitoes in the beds of the creeks. Turkey is not a deadly virus of this kind when viewed in the past in some areas, while in Istanbul was mentioned by experts for the first time.

An infectious disease specialist who pioneered the discovery and investigation of cases coming to the hospital. Dr. Vedat Turhan said in his statement: "There have been 8-9 cases of application and they have common features, fever, chills, trembling, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and many other symptoms and consecutive cases of hospital use. we looked at the cases closely and we came to the story that the case starts with acute fever and starts with chills and weakness, and in many cases the headache is in the forefront and lasts for a long time. "


Turhan notes that West Nile virus is transmitted by mosquitoes and says: "This infection is transmitted mainly by sharp flies. Mosquitoes, birds and humans are active in this viral infection. But what we call vector vectors for humans is mosquito-infective agents. Consequently, areas where mosquitoes are concentrated are risk areas. Take precautions against mosquitoes by applying mosquito mongers for example in the summer. Wearing long-sleeved clothing is very important for protection if we face areas where there are dense mosquitoes. Incubation period An average incubation period of 2 days to 2 weeks was reported.

After this period, our citizens who have been exposed to mosquito bites cause chills, tremors, fever, muscle and bone pain and, in fact, flu symptoms that can not easily be distinguished from influenza. However, as it is known, the flu activity in Bulgaria ends in the end of March. In other words, influenza infection is not a common occurrence, he says.

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