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Number of Flu death toll in Greece climbs to 74

Seventy four people have died in Greece due to complications after been infected with the flu virus. In its weekly bulletin, Greece’ Disease Control and Prevention Center KEELPNO said that eighteen people succumbed in the week 11-17 February 2019. Among the latest victims is a 55-year-old woman who died on …

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39 people die of flu in Greece, among them a baby and a child

Flu death toll increases in Greece by each and every day, the number of dead has reached 39 people, Greece’s Center for Disease Prevention and Control, KELLPNO, said on Thursday. 84% of the victims belonged to risk groups or were not vaccinated. The death toll reached its peak last week …

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Diseases Center infected by Corruption Virus: Thousands invoices in hidden depot

Inspectors investigating corruption in Greece’s “Disease Control and Prevention Center” (KEELPNO) have found thousands of important documents in a room behind a plasterboard  wall in the offices in a suburb of North Athens, newspaper documento revealed on Sunday. The “secret depot” was discovered in an joint operation by public administration …

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West Nile virus kills 16 people in Greece, a total of 135 infections reported

Five more people died in the last days, increasing the death toll of  West Nile virus victims to sixteen.  A total of 135 infection cases have been reported from the begin of the mosquitoes season, Greece’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO) said on Wednesday. In its previous statement …

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Audit in Disease Control Center finds 90-million euro black hole

Audit in the Greek Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO) has revealed a black hole of 90 million euros for the years 2007-2014. In a written statement the chairman of the Parliament Commission investigating scandals in the health sector, Antonis Balomenakis, said among others that independent auditors found “significant …

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Six people die of flu virus in Greece, three of them in past week

Six people infected with the seasonal flu virus have died, three of them within the past week, the  Greek Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO) announced on Thursday. The patients died from  complications after contracting the flu virus. The youngest victims was 39 years old, the oldest 79. None …

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No cholera traces in water samples from maternity hospital ‘Elena’, says KEELPNO

Tests conducted in water samples from the public maternity hospital “Elena Venizelou” turned negative for cholera bacteria, the Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO) said on Friday. The tests were ordered after the national union of public hospital workers, POEDIN, claimed that the bacterium had been detected in …

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Cholera bacteria detected in Maternity Hospital in Athens

Cholera bacteria has been detected in one of the biggest public maternity hospitals in downtown Athens. First samples from stagnated water in the basement of the hospital that have been examined in the hospital laboratory have shown “potentially enteropathogenic microorganisms.” The Maternity Hospital “Elena Venizelos” in downtown Athens sealed one …

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Kos: Dutch tourist treated for suspected cholera – First tests “Negative”

A case of suspected cholera infection is being currently treated in a private hospital in Athens. According to Greek media, a 79-year-old Dutch tourist was transferred from the island of Kos to Athens for tests and treatment on Sunday and he is is the Intensive Care Unit under strict hygienic …

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Athens: Five Men Infected with HIV After Contact With S*x Workers

Five men who had “unsafe” intercourse with HIV-positive street prostitutes were infected with the disease, Greek caretaker health minister Andreas Loverdos revealed on Wednesday. “Five out of one hundred men tested on AIDS at the premises of Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (KEEPNO) were founded positive, ” the minister said, adding that “in private …

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