Usutu virus, the first cases recorded in Italy. Should we be alarmed? The situation

Usutu virus, the very first cases also recorded in Italy. Should we really be alarmed? What are the risks ? The details.

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Before getting to the heart of the news, let’s clarify the Usutu virus. Things? How can we defend ourselves? It is really dangerous for human being. We answer the questions that plague Italians.

During the summer, insects proliferate, especially mosquitoes. Usutu is a virus transmitted by them to animals and humans. Its name derives from a river found in Africa.

It was precisely on the African continent that the first case was isolated. Although it is very rare in humans, some cases have already been recorded in Italy as well. What are the conditions of the affected patients?

Usutu virus, two isolated cases in Friuli Venezia Giulia. Experts speak

As just mentioned, two cases of infection with the usutu virus have been recorded in Friuli-Venezia Giulia. Is it possible to protect yourself?

Mosquito (Image from Pixabay)

Two cases of usutu virus infection isolated in Friuli-Venezia Giulia. What are the conditions of the two people involved? Patients appear to be asymptomatic, but in any case under close surveillance.

According to what emerges from the bulletin made available by the Istituto Superiore di Sanità, it turned out that since the beginning of June, used vehicles have also been found in 58 mosquito and 7 bird pools in various Italian regions.

Infection in humans is rare but not impossible. In particular, birds are particularly at risk which, once contracted by the virus, are not only a vector of contagion, but also chosen victims.

It should be noted that we are not infected from human to human, but only by mosquitoes which are the first way of infection. What about human symptoms? The incubation time varies from 3 to 14 days.

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