133 people infected with West Nile Virus in Greece

The incidents of people infected with the West Nile Virus in Greece have come to 133, while 16 people have died, Danae Pervenidou, spokesperson of the Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO) said on Wednesday to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency’s radio station Praktoreio 104.9 FM.

“Unfortunately, the spread of the virus is quite large and incidents have been detected in many municipalities, with a central focus on Attica and Central Macedonia,” she said.

“This year we have many incidents that have been diagnosed. The West Nile virus started earlier than usual and this was caused by the high temperatures and rainfall in the early summer,” she added.

“The virus usually peaks from mid-August to mid-September, but sometimes we may also have incidents in early October,” she said and recommended that citizens take the necessary precautions.