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    Mosquito-Borne ‘West Nile Virus’ Records First Human Case

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    The first case of the mosquito-spread West Nile virus in a human was on Friday reported in Germany.

    The patient, a German from the eastern state of Saxony, who suffered from encephalitis, was treated at the Klinikum St. Georg in Leipzig and had since recovered, Dpa reports.

    Meanwhile, several institutions, including the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin, had also announced the virus.

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    The virus, which originally stems from Africa, first occurred in Germany in animals in 2018.

    It is transmitted by certain breeds of mosquitoes. Owls, birds of prey and ravens are the virus’ most common hosts.

    However, it can also be transmitted to horses and humans.

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