West Nile virus is also a concern Health authorities In Thessaly, as Burning hazard Diseases due to its increase Mosquito population Because of him Large standing water.
Amount of remaining water Floodplains A good environment for her Incubation And this multiplication of the common mosquito that carries him West Nile virus.
On maps provided by ERT, a record Flood Risk AssessmentThe second takes into account post-flood data when updated. 25% of the whole of Thessaly – all 4 provinces – are in the high (red) risk category. In areas colored orange and red, the mosquito population is expected to at least double.
No danger will be High altitudes (blue-green color). High risk assessment concerns, as can be seen from the graph, Large urban centers of Thessaly such as Larissa, Volos and areas near the citiesElasona and Tyrnavos were the towns that faced the least risk of mosquito breeding before the flood.
It is significant Hazard maps Provided by EYWA Project of the Athens Observatory Two years and are shared Health districts and local authorities, in order to proceed in time to take measures like spraying. But in order Citizens reportThey get it too Personal protective measures such as wearing long clothing and using insect repellent.
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