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West Nile virus linked to 34 deaths in Greece this year

Three more people have died as a result of complications after contracting the West Nile virus, bringing the death toll across Greece from the beginning of the year so far to 34, according to authorities.

According to the weekly epidemiological surveillance report of the Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO), reported cases have reached 289 this year.

West Nile death toll rises to 31 after 4 more deaths

Four people died last week as a result of complications after contracting the West Nile virus, bringing the death toll across Greece from the beginning of the year to 31, according to authorities.

According to a weekly report issued by the Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO), reported cases reached 271 over on Satuday.

West Nile infections on the rise in central Macedonia

Infections of the West Nile virus have climbed to 40 in the region of central Macedonia in northern Greece, according to local authorities.

Deputy Regional Governor for Public Health Dimitris Hatzivrettas said the latest data refer to the period stretching from May until last Thursday. Most of the cases were reported in the region of Imathia and in Thessaloniki.

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