The Ministry of Health and Families has confirmed the existence of two new cases of Nile virus in Andalusia, one of them in the Sevillian town of Coria del Río, where the first had already been registered this week, and another in the municipality, also sevillano, from Villamanrique de la Condesa.
In all cases, according to health sources, they are women , one of 63 years in Villamanrique de la Condesa and two of 69 and 73 from Coria del Río, although initially it was reported that the latter is 75.
The first two are admitted pending evolution, while Villamanrique’s neighbor received medical discharge yesterday and is already being followed at her home.
In this way, the total number of cases declared in the community this year rises to three, after last Tuesday it was known that a 73-year-old woman remains in serious condition at the Virgen del Rocío hospital in the Andalusian capital suffering from this disease .
First case of the year
This is the first case of Nile virus in 2021, after last summer an outbreak of meningoencephalitis caused by this type of virus caused by the mosquito of the genus Culex that proliferates in the wetlands of the Guadalquivir River caused the death of seven people in the provinces of Seville and Cádiz.
The Ministry of Health indicated then that it had informed the Andalusian Epidemiological Surveillance System and that all the protocols had been activated, as well as the public health measures provided for in them.
However, the mayor of Coria del Río (Seville), Modesto González (AxSí), has announced criminal measures against the Board after the first case occurred for acting “with incompetence and negligence.”
According to the mayor, the City Council demanded on several occasions that the Board’s action plan be extended to marshes and rice fields, where the highest number of mosquitoes have been detected in the traps placed, but “this action has not taken place, each time more urgent, and this situation has been reached. “