West Nile virus kills 4 in Balkans, dozens in hospital

ByREUTERS
September 20, 2012 17:56

PRISTINA - At least four people in the Balkans have died from West Nile virus and several dozen others have been hospitalized in the past four weeks, according to health authorities in Serbia, Kosovo and Croatia.

West Nile virus is a mosquito-borne disease usually found in temperate and tropical regions. While many cases are mild and have no symptoms, severe disease symptoms can include headaches, high fever, neck stiffness, coma, tremors, convulsions, muscle weakness and paralysis.

Kosovo confirmed its first fatality on Wednesday, saying the victim was a woman from central Kosovo who died on Sept 14.

Related Content
Breaking news
June 22, 2017
Qatar Airways to buy 4.75 percent stake in American Airlines

By REUTERS

Israel Weather
  • 17 - 30
    Beer Sheva
    21 - 28
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 17 - 26
    Jerusalem
    21 - 26
    Haifa
  • 25 - 37
    Elat
    23 - 34
    Tiberias