Patient admitted to Ichilov Hospital with West Nile fever, bringing number of infected individuals to 7

Renee Ghert-Zand is the health reporter and a feature writer for The Times of Israel.

Another person is admitted within the last 24 hours to Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv with West Nile fever, a potentially fatal illness spread by mosquitos.

There is now a total of seven cases in the current wave of infection in the Tel Aviv area. Another person was infected more than a month ago and was treated at Ichilov and is not counted in the current outbreak.

Three patients remain hospitalized at Ichilov, the hospital says. One is in serious condition, one is in moderate-to-serious condition, and the third is in moderate condition.

Two patients were hospitalized at Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan but have since been discharged.

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