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West Nile virus kills two women, as disease breaks out again after two years

One elderly woman from Argolida in Eastern Peloponnese died from West Nile virus infection on Wednesday.  She is the first victim this year of the disease that is transited through the bite of a mosquito infected with the virus. The 90-year-old woman was infected with the West Nile virus, got …

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Greece: West Nile Virus kills 15, infects 173

West Nile Virus has killed 15 people and infected 173, Greece’s health authorities said on their latest report. The Hellenic Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO) said Friday that 15 people died  and that 173  people became ill after bitten by West Nile Virus transmitting mosquitoes. The Centre said further …

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Greece:West Nile Virus Cases on the Rise – 34 Infected

Thirty four  people have been  infected with the West Nile Virus transmitted through mosquitoes , says  the Center Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO). In a press release Thursday, the KEELPNO announced that 34 cases were diagnosed with the virus. That is 13 more people have been infected than those reported …

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Greece: 20 West Nile Virus cases – No reason to panic

Two people have died and 18 are sick with encephalitis caused by a mosquito-born disease, the West Nile Virus or Fever, Greek media report. Four more cases of encephalitis from West Nile virus were confirmed Tuesday in northern Greece, bringing to 20 the total number of patients in whom the virus has …

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Athens: Man, 75, Dies from West Nile Disease

A 75-year-old man is the first victim of the West Nile disease in the Greek capital – A virus infection transmitted through “tiger” mosquitoes. The man was been hospitalized with encephalitis at the Intensive Care Unit of “Ippokratio” hospital. The man was a resident of the city centre, Greek media …

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Greece bans blood donations in 12 districts over Malaria

Twelve districts of Greece have banned blood donations because of malaria cases some of them to have been contracted domestically and the majority of them to be “imported.” Over the weekend, the Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO) and the National Center for Blood Donation both issued blood …

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Watching Greek news, Aug 9

The stuffed eggplant lays a bit heavily in my stomach and I firmly believe that it is time to make a confession hoping for some relief. I suffer from an incredible difficulty to resume posting on a daily basis. My mind is filled with images of villages and seas, my ears …

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How to Check if Weather Temperatures are Extremely High

This seems to be my favorite topic during this summer. The never ending heat wave! It is my favorite for two reasons: 1) I hate continuous heat! 2) I love to write about it! I consider it as one of the  ‘light” issues to write about. I don’t have to do …

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