The death in Anderson County is the first in the state linked to West Nile Virus for 2017.
"The Ministry of Health emphasizes that all these cases, detected and registered in Romania, are sporadic cases and don't pose the risk of a large epidemic", reads the Ministry's press release.
"West Nile Virus can cause a deadly infection in humans, and I urge residents to take precautions and protect themselves against mosquito bites".
A woman over the age of 50 is the second person in Clark County to contract the West Nile virus this year, the Southern Nevada Health District said Thursday. According to hospital officials, it does mean that the public should understand the symptoms of West Nile virus and be vigilant in protecting against the disease.
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Catch basins were treated in this area to stop emergence of mosquito species that can carry West Nile virus, and additional surveillance traps have been set up to gauge population density and determine if additional virus can be isolated. All four people have been hospitalized with neurologic disease. And severe symptoms of the illness can lead to encephalitis or meningitis or even death. Less than 1% of those infected will experience serious symptoms.
In addition, residents are advised to use an approved insect repellent and follow the manufacturer's instructions, wear light-colored clothing, and cover arms and legs when in areas where mosquitoes are present, and avoid being outside when mosquitoes are most active, from dusk to dawn. DEET can be used safely on infants and children two months of age and older.
"The higher wind from a fan will help keep the mosquitoes from landing on you", said Hausbeck. Fix or replace screens that have tears or holes to prevent mosquitoes from entering the home. Fix or replace screens with tears or holes. Drain all standing water around your home, so the pests have no place to breed. Wear light-colored, long-sleeved shirts and long trousers and socks when outdoors, and fix any holes in screens or cracks in windows to keep mosquitoes outside.