Tuesday, 21 August, 2018

2 die of West Nile virus in Greece

09 Aug 2018, 13:48 ( 11 days ago)

DF-Xinhua Report
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Two people infected with the West Nile virus died in Greece, according to the national Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO).

   Four others are currently hospitalized in intensive care units following complications linked to the mosquito-borne virus, while 55 cases have been recorded this year nationwide, according to KEELPNO.

   Greek experts advised the public to take precautions against mosquitoes. Meanwhile, authorities said that further mosquito spraying will be carried out in Attica this month.

   The West Nile virus was first detected in Greece in 2010 with a record of 262 confirmed cases and 35 deaths. No cases were recorded in 2015 and 2016, but in 2017 the country reported five fatalities.

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