A second case of leprosy has been detected in Greece in the last couple of days. A 65-year-old woman is being treated in isolation in a hospital in Patras, north-western Peloponnese while the first case is hospitalized in Attiko hospital in Athens.
Isolation is essential to prevent the spread of the infectious disease
The case was confirmed by the lab tests at the Rio and Attikon hospitals. The health condition of the woman does not reportedly causes concern to medical staff. There is no information whether the woman had traveled abroad, ERT reported citing hospital sources.
On Sunday and on the occasion of the monkeypox suspected case, professor of Microbiology at Attikon hospital, Spyridon Pournaras, had revealed that a patient infected with leprosy was being treated in the hospital in western Athens.
Also this patient was from Peloponnese, Pournaras has said.
He added that one more leprosy case was detected in 2020.
So far, there is no official statement on the leprosy cases by the Greek National Health Care Organization EODY.