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11 deaths from West Nile Virus in Greece

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It was reported that 123 new West Nile Virus (WNV) cases were detected in Greece and 11 virus-related deaths were recorded.

In the statement made by the National Public Health Organization of Greece (EODY), it was stated that the incidence and deaths of WNV, an infectious disease transmitted by mosquitoes, increased.

It was stated in the statement that 123 new incidents were detected in the country today, and 11 people died due to the virus.

In the statement, it was emphasized that 74 of the incidents complained of central border system disorders such as meningitis, while 49 showed mild or no symptoms.

In the past week, 36 WNV incidents were recorded in Greece.


While there is no vaccine available to protect against WNV, which is usually transmitted by the bites of “Culex” mosquitoes, protection against mosquito bites is recommended.

It is stated that from the moment the mosquito bites, the incubation period changes between 2 and 14 days, and this period increases to 21 days in those with weak immunity. It is stated that about 80 percent of the people infected with the virus do not have any symptoms, and about 20 percent of the patients have symptoms such as fever, weakness, nausea-vomiting, headache and muscle pain.

WNV events are mostly found in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, North America, and Western Asia.

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