A 37 year-old woman has died from the West Nile Virus. She was admitted to Nicosia State Hospital six weeks ago, the hospital’s chief physician Adil Özyılkan said.
The woman, who was married with two children, was admitted to hospital suffering from a high fever caused by the mosquito-born virus. However, despite all attempts to save her life, she died today.
She is the third person to have died from the disease in North Cyprus this year.
In August in South Cyprus, an elderly man died from the virus. The Greek Cypriot health authorities have recorded nine cases in total.
According to the public health services, four of the cases were recorded in South Nicosia, four on the Greek Cypriot side of Famagusta, and one in Larnaca.
Unusually heavy rainfall has been blamed for the proliferation of mosquitoes on the island.