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Winter Flu Kills 17, Say Greek Authorities

An outbreak of influenza has killed 17 people over the winter, the Greek authorities have revealed. New data from the Greek Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO) also says there is an epidemic of 2,000 reported measles cases, with...

Measles Claims Third Greek Victim, Raising Fears

A 35-year-old woman who had been given a measles vaccine dose has become the third victim of the disease in Greece, after she died of pneumonia and respiratory failure. To date, as reported by the Hellenic Center for Disease Control...

Greek Measles, Flu Epidemics Worsen

One hundred new measles cases were recorded last week, bringing the total number to 1,362, with most appearing in southern Greece. The vast majority of measles cases are children from Roma communities and people from the general population, mostly in...

Health Authorities on Alert as Deadly Flu Claims 14 Lives in Greece

Greece's health authorities are on alert as 14 people have died of flu complications this winter, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO) said on Friday. The particular flu virus seems lethal for older people, as all victims were...

Greek Health Authorities Issue Flu Outbreak Warning

Health authorities sound the alarm as Greece enters the main phase of the influenza outbreak. According to the Hellenic Center for Disease Control & Prevention (KEELPNO), in the last week of 2016, 35 out every 1,000 Greeks who went to...

N1H1 Flu Death Toll in Greece Rises to 81

The number of deaths caused by the deadly N1H1 influenza virus in Greece has reached an alarming 81, almost double compared to last week's number. The predictions of specialist doctors have been confirmed as the epidemic this year is far...

Flu Virus Leaves 44 Dead in Greece So Far

Two more people lost their lives in the past 24 hours from the H1N1 flu virus, raising the death toll in Greece to 44. At the same time, 106 people are in serious condition in intensive care units throughout the...

Influenza-related Deaths Reach Record Levels in Greece This Year

The number of influenza-related deaths in Greece has jumped to 38, with 4 people having died in one day alone, according to local media sources. The number of people that needed hospitalization has increased to nearly 200, while a major...

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...

Influenza Death Toll in Greece Hits 110

The deadly onslaught of the flu continues. According to KEELPNO’s (Hellenic Centre for Disease Control and Prevention) data, the flu had claimed 110 victims by noon on Monday, with another 46 patients across Greece in intensive care suffering severe complications from the...