Flu Death Toll in Greece Rises to 23
The number of people in Greece who have died due to the flu this season has risen to 23, according to health officials. The influenza virus is spreading rapidly in Greece this winter, with a daily increasing death toll.
According to Center for Disease Prevention and Control (KEELPNO) experts, numerous people have been hospitalized with the flu and 30 are still under observation at intensive care units this week. Health officials noted that the flu epidemic would continue to develop over the next three months and the number of severe cases is expected to rise. Furthermore, they underlined that a mutated virus strain was not covered by the flu vaccine, but advised everyone, especially the most vulnerable, to be very careful and follow precaution measures, including getting the anti-flu shot.
It should be noted that among the most vulnerable groups, the elderly population and young people suffering from cardiovascular or respiratory illnesses are most at risk.