A man who was undergoing treatment for West Nile fever has succumbed to death. Puthur native Joby was shifted to Thrissur Medical College Hospital two days back, and the fever was confirmed in the tests that followed. The hospital officials informed that two of his bystanders also have a fever. Their samples have been collected for the confirmatory tests.
Since the disease is contagious, the hospital authorities have issued warnings and precautionary measures that are to be followed. No other cases have been reported so far. West Nile fever is spread by Culex mosquitoes. These mosquitoes were found in the 19th ward of Pananchery Panchayat in Thrissur. The symptoms of the disease include fever, headache, vomiting, stomach ache and loose motion.