West Nile virus confirmed in southern Russia

Authorities have confirmed 5 cases of West Nile fever in the Astrakhan, Volga and Kamyzyaksky regions. As the spring-summer season begins, West NIle fever virus will become more active as the mosquito population increases. Since 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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