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Anti-mosquito measures advised

The Athens Medical Association (ISA) is urging the public to take all necessary precautions in view of the spread of West Nile virus.
In a statement Friday, ISA advised people to spray insect repellent on their skin and clothing, and to use mosquito nets, fans or air conditioners and yellow bug lights.

Suspect detained in rape of British girl on Corfu

A 32-year-old Albanian national is to face a prosecutor on the Ionian island of Corfu on Monday in connection with the alleged rape of a 14-year-old British girl early last Wednesday.
The suspect is accused of sexually molesting and then raping the girl who had been holidaying at a hotel on the island with her family.

Probe into Evia blaze focuses on two suspects, possible short circuit

Greek authorities pressed on on Friday with an investigation into the causes of a large wildfire that ravaged large swaths of forestland on the island of Evia for three days earlier this week, questioning two suspects in a possible arson scenario, while also exploring the possibility that the blaze was not intentional. 

Fire resurges on Evia, challenges firefighters

Aircraft and firefighters on the ground fought a blaze that burned large tracts of pristine pine forest on the Greek island of Evia on Wednesday as the wildfire flared up again at different spots.
A state of emergency has been declared in regions of the densely forested island east of Athens, after the blaze broke out on Tuesday, fanned by strong winds and high temperatures.

Stylianides says rescEU mechanism activated over Greece

European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides said Tuesday that Brussels was mobilizing its rescEU mechanism to respond to Greece's activation of the European Civil Protection Mechanism in response to the wildfires raging in the country.
"The EU stands by Greece at this difficult time," Stylianides tweeted.

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