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KEELPNO: First influenza death this winter reported in Greece

Greece has seen the first death from the influenza type A virus this winter, the Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO) announced on Friday.

The 49-year-old patient that died belonged to a vulnerable group and had not been vaccinated against the virus.

KEELPNO said that, in the last week, only a few patients with influenza visited a doctor in the last week.

The scientist can’t make predictions about the extent of influenza this winter, however, they pointed out that incidents normally increase gradually before Christmas, reach a peak at the end of January and in February and then start to subside in March.