Tropical diseases

No confirmation of West Nile virus

No confirmation of West Nile virus

BELGRADE -- The latest report of Belgrade’s Institute for Biocides and Medical Ecology gives no confirmation that mosquitoes in Serbia carry West Nile virus (WNV).

This is the case despite the May flooding and high humidity that provides these insects with favorable breeding conditions.

Mosquito spraying to start in Greece due to West Nile threat

Deputy Health Minister Zeta Makri on Thursday gave the go-ahead to local authorities in Attica, Larissa in central Greece and eastern Macedonia in the north of the country to start spraying chemicals from the air to ward off mosquitoes which have appeared early this year following a mild winter.