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Greece Celebrates Awareness on World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is held each year on the December 1 following a decision by the World Health Organization and the UN General Assembly to make it an annual event. AIDS is caused by the HIV virus which is a virus of human immunodeficiency that infects...

Council of State Rules in Favor of KEELPNO Board Members Forced to Resign

This past May, Greece's Alternative Health Minister Pavlos Polakis forced three members of the managing board of the Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO) to resign. On Tuesday, the Council of State ruled that Polakis' actions were illegal...

Greece on Alert After 3 People Die from Mutated Flu Virus

Three people already lost their lives due to a mutated flu virus strain (H3N2), while another 31 are currently being hospitalized in Intensive Care Units across Greece, stated the Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO). The Center’s...

Flu Death Toll in Greece Rises to 72

Experts have recorded fluctuations in the year’s records regarding the seasonal flu which has caused 72 deaths, as of Monday afternoon, March 2. Another 28 people are being hospitalized in intensive care units with severe complications. Since last December when...

Flu Deaths in Greece Rise to 54

The number of people in Greece who have died due to the flu this season has risen to 54, among them a young 17-year-old boy and an infant, health officials said. The influenza virus is spreading rapidly in Greece this...

45 Dead in Greece Due to the Flu

Seasonal flu has peaked in Greece, claiming 45 lives over the last months, according to data released by the Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO). Seasonal flu cases in Greece are expected to significantly increase over the coming weeks....

Red Alert in Greece and Europe Over Flu Virus

The rapid spread of the flu virus in Greece is due to the fact that this year's vaccine is not effective against the A(H3N2) strain, scientists say. Five people have already lost their lives to the flu virus. As of...

Less Cases of AIDS in Greece in 2014

World AIDS Day in 2014 finds Greece on a positive note as cases have decreased this year, after a rise in HIV infections in the 2011-2013 period. A surge in intravenous drug use brought a subsequent surge of HIV infections...

HIV Infections in Greece Decrease After Recent Spike

The Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO) has recently announced that the number of HIV infections in 2013 fell for the first time since the financial crisis hit Greece. According to KEELPNO's annual report, published earlier today, the number of new...

KEELPNO Dismisses Rumors of Ebola Case on Greek Ship

Greek port authorities were alarmed on Monday afternoon due to a suspected Ebola case on a ship which would be arriving in Piraeus at 5:30 pm. According to information released by the Greek Mercantile Marine Ministry, tanker “MAGDA P” was performing...