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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 reported. It has not been clear, whether the man was infected before the mosquitoes-spraying started on July 13/2012.

So far no infected human was recorded in Central Athens.

During the last ten days, 9 people have been infected with the West Nile virus. Two people, residents of Glyfada and Palaio Faliro suburbs of south Athens, receive treatment against encephalitis.

More about the West Nile & Mosquitos in Greece here.

 

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