Greece’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention Confirms First Case of West Nile Virus in 2017

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
Last Update: 13:49

The first case of West Nile Virus in Greece in the past 2 years has been reported and confirmed by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO).

KEELPNO has reported that the individual who contracted the West Nile Virus lives in an agricultural area in Argolida, Peloponnese. The organization also noted that people living and visiting Greece should take precautions to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes throughout the country as they can not predict where the next case might occur.

The West Nile Virus has been recorded in Greece since 2010, following an outbreak where 262 people contracted the virus from mosquitos resulting in the 35 deaths.

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