A 76 year old woman neighbor of El Prat de Llobregat (Barcelona) and who was admitted to the ICU of the Bellvitge Hospital in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat is the first case treated as West Nile virus (VNO) in the Barcelona Metropolitan Area.
According to sources from the Catalan Department of Health, this is a 76-year-old woman, in a delicate state of health, who was admitted to the Bellvitge Hospital and later to the ICU.
Currently, according to the same sources, he is in a social health center in the process of recovery, given that, beyond the infection, his health is delicate.
The case is declared probable due to the difficulty of making a definitive diagnosis and, at the moment, Health has not received results from the Carlos III Health Institute of the samples sent to confirm that it is WNV.
This virus, unusual in Spain although there have been some cases, is essentially transmitted by infected mosquito bite and 80% of infected people do not present any symptoms.