Kirusi kipya kinachosambazwa na mbu kinaweza kusababisha kiharusi na kifo

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Kirusi kipya "West Nile" virus kimeripotiwa huko Oklahoma ambapo visa 10 vimeripotiwa CDC, hali hii imetia hofu hasa kutokana na kuongezeka kwa ama kipindi hiki cha majira ya joto

My take: Kuibuka kwa magonjwa mapya duniani kunashiria hatari zaidi

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US health officials brace for mosquito-borne virus that can cause paralysis and death as temperatures rise​

amichelson@insider.com (Andrea Michelson) - Thursday

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  • Oklahoma has reported its first West Nile virus death of the season.
  • The mosquito-borne illness can be deadly for older and immunocompromised individuals.
  • At least 10 cases of West Nile virus have been reported to the CDC this year.
As temperatures warm, US health officials are braced for rising rates of West Nile virus, a disease transmitted by mosquitoes that can cause meningitis, paralysis, and death.

Oklahoma reported its first West Nile death of the year on Thursday, in a resident who had been hospitalized with the illness.

In 2021, eight people got sick and one died of West Nile virus in Oklahoma, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The virus often infects people without causing symptoms, but can be deadly if it reaches the brain.

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Here's how the US handled its first-ever monkeypox outbreak that infected dozens of people across several states​

  • Monkeypox is a rare disease that's usually found in Central and West Africa.
  • It has recently been detected across Europe and in North America, including in the United States.
  • The US suffered its first monkeypox outbreak in 2003.
Monkeypox is a rare disease that's usually found in Central and West Africa and is detected among those who have traveled there.

But at least a dozen cases have been detected across Europe and in North America this month, leaving experts scrambling to investigate the spread.

Here's how the United States dealt with its first-ever monkeypox outbreak in 2003.
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Cases of West Nile virus typically spike during the summer months, with the mosquito season spanning from spring through late fall. At least 10 cases have been reported to the CDC this year.

As the weather warms and more people participate in outdoor activities, health officials expect to see more cases in Oklahoma, state epidemiologist Jolianne Stone said in a press release. Other regions anticipate similar trends.

"With the monsoon, with the rain, with the warm temperatures, we could have the ideal environment for mosquitoes to breed," Johnny Diloné of the Maricopa County Environmental Services Department in Arizona told ABC15.
 

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