The Nile Virus hits Valencia

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THE Nile Virus hits Valencia for the first time

The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food has confirmed that there has been an outbreak of Nile Fever in horses in the province of Castellón. Mosquitoes carrying the Nile Virus were first detected by the National Animal Surveillance Program back in July in Andalusia, and a total of 139 outbreaks have been confirmed across Spain since then.
The Ministry reported on Friday, November 20 that two more outbreaks have been reported, in the provinces of Castellón and Lleida.
The West Nile Virus or Nile Fever is a disease that is transmitted through the common mosquito. It is usually found in birds from the African continent, on which the insect feeds, infecting itself and later introducing it to humans, horses or other mammals with its bite.
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Sarah Keane

Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.


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