The death toll in Greece from West Nile virus since June this year has risen to 25, according to this week's report by the National Health Organization (EODY).
Up until September 19, authorities had diagnosed a total of 195 cases of the mosquito-borne virus. Of these, 121 developed illnesses affecting the central nervous system such as encephalitis or meningitis.
The death toll from the West Nile virus since June this year has risen to 20, according to this week's report by the National Health Organization (EODY).
Up until September 12, authorities had diagnosed a total of 176 cases of the mosquito-borne virus. Of these, 109 developed illnesses affecting the central nervous system such as encephalitis or meningitis.
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.
Next up on the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center's (SNFCC) Park Your Cinema lineup is "The Producers," a satirical comedy that follows a failing Broadway producer and a shy accountant who devise a plan to make a quick buck. Directed by Mel Brooks, the film stars Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder. The screening at the Great Lawn begins at 9 p.m. and admission is free.
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 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.