Romania's Health ministry, Attila Cseke announced on Monday that in Romania there are seven cases of West Nile virus infection. Cseke declared that two people died because of the virus. We urged an urgent meeting of the Epidemiology Committee, the minister announced.
The two people, aged 75 and 79 years old died on 19 and 22nd of August.
Health ministry officials declared that they are only expecting sporadic cases, not an epidemic. He confirmed that the two people who died were infected with the virus. One of the victims was from Bucharest while another from Constanta. The ministry confirmed two cases in Alba, one in Sibiu, Galati, Constanta, Bucuresti, Dolj. Another two suspicions are in Cluj and Mures.
The West Nile virus is transmitted through mosquito bites.