Ectoparasites

Precautionary measures urged over West Nile virus

The Athens Medical Association (ISA) has expressed concern about the spread of West Nile virus and is urging the public to take all necessary precautions.
In a statement, it noted that there were 316 reported cases of the mosquito-borne infection last year, and that 50 of them were fatal. Most of the deaths, it said, were recorded in Attica.

New health agency urges mosquito prevention steps

Heralding the start of the mosquito season in Greece, the country's new National Organization for Public Health (EODY) - which replaces the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO) - on Thursday urged the public to protect themselves and their families from West Nile and other diseases transmitted by mosquitoes.

Number of Children Infected with Lice in the Capital has been Steadily Rising

In the period between 18-28 September, 178 schools in the capital were examined against lice, reported Fakti.bg

The results showed that in a total of 113 schools there were children having lice.

If your child starts scratching her head, complaining of an itchy scalp that keeps her awake at night, or saying her head tickles, then she might have a case of lice.

West Nile virus claims 2 lives

Health officials have confirmed two West Nile virus-related deaths. Both victims were octogenarian residents of western Attica.

Since the start of the summer season, 55 cases of the mosquito-borne virus have been reported in Greece by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO).

Bulgarian children find a way to earn extra pocket money using head lice!

Children in Bulgaria found a way to earn extra pocket money from head lice by selling them. The lice-trading ring was found after medical staff were gobsmacked to see lice returning to the heads of children despite having been eradicated the day before. In fact that lice epidemic at the village of Ravnets caused medical staff to think that they were dealing with super lice.