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25 marines with swine flu symptoms

09 September 2009 / 11:09:13  GRReporter
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25 marine trainees from Palaska barrack in Skaramanka have high fever from yesterday and are showing symptoms of swine flu. According to doctors from the Naval Forces Headquarters the marines are in stable condition and people should not worry. Only one of them was taken to a Naval Forces hospital in Athens, where he will stay, because his condition is critical.

The rest are isolated, in order not to spread the disease among the other marines and are being treated.

Meanwhile the scientific society is in front of a dilemma of whether to open schools on Friday, because on one hand the flu infection can decrease with 89% but on the other, this will take 6% of the GDP! The reason for the decrease in GDP is because parents will be forced to stay at home, in order to look after their children and not go to work.

Until now the value of the measures, which will be taken for protection against the type A flu and for treatment, will be from €1,5 billion to €3,2 billion! For now the most important thing is to determine all infected child cases, to isolate them from the rest and to keep strict hygiene, said epidemiologist Kostas Danis at the Greek Pandemic Congress for the new H1N1 virus. Either way, according to experts, if schools close, this will not lower the infection rate, except if all students remain locked at their houses.


Tags: NewsHealth Swine flu H1N1
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