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Center for Disease Control Warns Increased Cases of Legionnaires' Disease in Greece

According to Greece's Center for Disease Prevention and Control (KEELPNO), there has been an increase in the amount of cases of Legionnaires' disease in the country. The agency has launched a campaign to inform citizens about the risks of contracting...

More Greeks Getting Flu Shots, Causing Shortage in Vaccine

According to the latest figures from the Health Ministry, more than 1.75 million flu vaccines have been imported into the country since early autumn of 2016 -- a significant increase from 2015 where 1.63 million were imported or 2014...

KEELPNO: New HIV Diagnoses in Greece at Lowest Level in 5 Years

According to figures released by the Center for Disease Prevention and Control (KEELPNO) on Monday, new diagnoses of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, are at their lowest levels in years. During an event at Athens University for World AIDS Day,...

Amidst Malaria Fears Greece Bans Blood Donations in 12 Districts

So far this year Greece has seen 65 cases of malaria compared to the 85 cases it saw for the entire year of 2015, official reports from The Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO) say. This outbreak in malaria...

Flu Death Toll in Greece Rises to 22

The number of people in Greece who have died due to the flu this season has risen to 22, according to health officials. The influenza virus is spreading rapidly in Greece this winter, with a daily increasing death toll. According...

Health Ministry Meeting to Discuss Ebola Prevention in Greece

With the recent arrival of the Ebola virus onto European shores, Greek officials are pulling out all the stops to prevent any possible outbreaks of the epidemic within Greece. Today, Health Ministry officials are meeting with representatives of the Center for...