Fourteen people lost their lives within the last 48 hours from health complications after infected with the Influenza A – H1N1. All of them had been chronic sick.
Since the beginning of the year 62 people died from the deadly flu virus.
Currently 110 people are hospitalized in Intensive Care Units all over the country. State and military hospitals and private clinics are on alert.
According to Greek Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO) that majority of people infected with H1N1 has been recorded in Northern Greece.
Four out of five infected were late for anti-flu treatment and only 30% of th epopulation has been vaccinated.
The H1N1 virus infected people between 30-75 years old.
Health authorities urge people to get vaccinated against the flu virus, however Greeks show a little interest due to the vaccination concerns last year. Experts estimate that some 60% of the population has developed antibodies due to previous infections with the virus.
KEELPNO urges the population to seek medical care in cases of high fever lasting more than 48 hours, difficulties in breathing and strong headache. It is estimated that the virus wave will last four more weeks.
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