First case of West Nile Fever in Nîmes, France

The first case of West Nile Fever in the municipality of Nîmes in the Languedoc-Roussillon Region has been reported by health authorities. Based on reports of infected horses and humans, the virus is also present in the departments of Gard, Hérault and Bouches-du-Rhône.

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Advice For Travellers

Although the risk of exposure for the general traveller is low, travellers should be aware that there is no vaccine or treatment for West Nile fever. Travellers to areas where this virus has been found can reduce their risk of exposure by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

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