West Nile, the number of hospitalized patients in Padua rises to 16

Ten in serious condition

They went up to 16 West Nile virus positive peopleadmitted to the hospital of the University of Padua, 10 are in serious condition in the intensive care wards (resuscitation and respiratory pathophysiology): due to the neurological involvement induced by the disease, they need ventilation supports and aids to maintain normal parameters, explains the hospital in a note.

“We are facing a disease that this year has presented itself in a particularly severe form – highlights the general manager of the University Hospital of Padua, Giuseppe Dal Ben -. West Nile has supplanted Covid in terms of numbers and commitment. in our intensive care wards. The assistance to these patients, some of whom are life-threatening, as a burden for the hospital structure does not raise particular concerns. We ask the population to remain attentive, observing the rules of prudence issued by the Region Veneto and health institutions “.

Since 13 July, the day of the first hospitalization for West Nile, 75 patients have been treated in the Padua hospital: 46 men, 29 women, for an average age of 75 years. 31 patients are seen on an outpatient basis (with a lower average age of 46 years), while 44 needed hospitalization. Two deaths.