Greece: 38 dead from flu since beginning of year

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Since the beginning of the year, 38 people have died in Greece as a result of the flu.

According to the National Organization for Public Health (EHOD) data, the number of deaths from the flu has risen from 17 to 38 in the last seven days.

Infectious disease specialist Elena Maltezos said that the virus that caused the flu was different from previous cases, so the vaccines were not effective enough.

Noting that there are two types of influenza viruses in the country, H1N1 and H3N2, Maltezos mentioned that they are mostly present in children aged 0-14 and over 60 years.

Announcing that the epidemic will continue until the end of March, officials called on citizens to be vaccinated, take personal care measures and report to the nearest health center in case of high temperatures.

In cities where the highest number of patients is present, school leave has continued.


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