By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

The Spain Ministry of Health and Families has confirmed the first West Nile virus fatality in a woman from Seville. The 75-year-old woman is from Coria del Río was hospitalized at the Virgen del Rocío hospital with severe meningoencephalitis.


Two other people from Seville contracted the mosquito borne viral disease–One is another resident of Coria del Río, who is also hospitalized, but whose sex or age has not been disclosed, and a 63-year-old woman living in Villamanrique de la Condesa, who is recovering at home after being discharged.

Seven people died  last summer  in an outbreak of meningoencephalitis caused by this virus in the provinces of Seville and Cádiz. It is transmitted by the  bite of the mosquito of the genus Culex  that proliferates in the wetlands of the Guadalquivir River and, as the Epidemiological Surveillance Service recalls,  there is no person-to-person transmission.