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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.

The Mountain Rescue Service Warns Tourists not to Take Walks in the Mountains

The Mountain Rescue Service (PSS) at the Bulgarian Red Cross warns all mountain lovers to avoid camping and taking walks in the mountains, especially in the high places. Tourists must keep track of the weather forecast, to be well-equipped, to observe the pre-specified route and to carry charged mobile phones, reminded the Mountain Rescue Service.

US Embassy issues health alert regarding West Nile virus

The US Embassy in Athens has issued a health alert regarding the West Nile virus to American citizens living in Greece or intending to visit it.

The warning mentions that five people have already died in Greece after contracting the virus, all of them over the age of 70. This number does not take into account the six deaths this week, which brings the total to 11.

Dobrich Urgently Needs Loaders, Dump Trucks, Disinfectants

Dobrich Municipality asks private companies for help in dealing with the aftermath of last week's flood in the town. 

In a statement, published on its website, the municipality asks private companies to provide front loaders and dump trucks for the cleanup operations. 

It also seeks cooperation in finding a supplier of disinfectants, insect repellents and rat poison.