Intestinal infectious diseases

Prosecutor orders investigation into fire at catering factory linked to mass food poisoning in schools

A Supreme Court prosecutor has ordered officials in Lamia to investigate the causes of a fire that completely destroyed the factory of a catering company that has been linked to an outbreak of food poisoning among primary schoolchildren.

The Giannitsis factory, which was located in an industrial part of the Central Greece city, was completely gutted in a fire on Sunday evening.

Cholera strain detected in infant hospitalised at Hagia Sophia

Greek authorities are looking into a new case of cholera that has reportedly been detected at a National Health Services hospital. An enteropathogenic cholera strain was found at the children’s Hospital of “Hagia Sophia” in a 13-day infant which is being hospitalised in the Intensive Care Unit.

Probe launched into hospital cholera rumors

An Athens prosecutor on Friday ordered that an investigation be launched to determine whether anyone should be charged with the dissemination of false information following claims by POEDIN, the national union of public hospital workers, that cholera bacteria had been found at the capital's Helena Venizelou maternity hospital.

No evidence of cholera outbreak at Athens hospital, KEELPNO says

The Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO) on Thursday would not confirm reports claiming that there had been an outbreak of cholera at the Helena Venizelou maternity hospital.

In a statement, KEELPNO said that laboratory tests conducted so far had not provided evidence of the cholera bacterium and that the center had not recorded any cases of cholera.

Shocking photos reveal unsanitary conditions in basement of largest public maternity Hospital (photos)

Photographs depicting the unsanitary conditions in the basements of the largest public maternity hospital of the country “Elena Venizelos” were published by the Panhellenic Federation of Workers in Public Hospitals (POEDIN).

At Least 115 People Die After Cholera Outbreak in Yemen

A cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen has killed 115 people and left 8,500 ill as hospitals struggle to cope with an influx of patients, the International Committee of the Red Cross said Sunday, writes Daily Sabah.

"We now are facing a serious outbreak of cholera," said ICRC director of operations Dominik Stillhart at a news conference in the capital Sanaa.