Regional units of Greece

Two more deaths due to West Nile virus

Two more people have died in the past week after being infected by the West Nile virus, bringing to 13 the total number of deaths from the virus this year.

In its weekly epidemiological report, the National Public Health Organization said 100 infections have been already registered. Of these cases, 82 impacted the central nervous system and 12 resulted in mild manifestations.

West Nile virus: Greece reports 89 Infections in 2023

A total of 89 cases of West Nile virus infection have been recorded in Greece since the beginning of 2023 until the present.

Of these cases, 74 had impacted the central nervous system and 15 had resulted in mild manifestations. In the last week, 31 new cases were diagnosed. Eleven deaths have been recorded. All were over 64 with the median age of death at 82.

Evia proves popular with subsidized tourism voucher recipients

Greece's employment agencies disbursed nearly 103,000 vouchers for accommodation in July, allowing people on incomes below €30,000 to enjoy a few days of subsidized vacation.

The most popular destinations were the island of Evia, where nearly 10% of the vouchers were used, followed by the Halkidiki peninsula, in the north, and the regional unit of Pieria, at the foot of Mt Olympus.

New blazes bring number of active wildfire fronts to 79

Firefighters battled 52 new fires in the last 24 hours, bringing the total of active fire fronts around the country to 79, the Fire Service said on Friday.

Flare-ups were recorded in Laconia and Rhodes while there were scattered fire outbreaks in Western Attica that required the attention of ground and air forces.