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Mass immunization against H1N1 virus

07 December 2009 / 14:12:49  GRReporter
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More and more people start vaccinating themselves against swine flu. The deceased as a result of swine flu complications, are not 32.

47 year old woman suffering from Dawn Syndrome and multi-organ failure; man suffering from bone marrow cancer and a 52 year old woman suffering from obesity and acute renal and respiratory failure, are victims of the new flu. All three of them were admitted in critical condition in different ER centers. Admitted in the ER were also a 26 year old pregnant woman, 7 year old child, 48 year old diabetic, and a 27 year old man.

At the brink of the winter season and before the pandemic reaches its peak, more and more Greeks decide to get vaccinated against the H1N1 virus. From November 16 until now, 183 328 people have been vaccinated.

Based on result provided by a report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of swine flu infected people has reached 8 463. Lab proven cases show that the children and people of up to 34 years old, are among the most regular infected cases. Every third infected person, belongs to 15-29 years old group and more than 1000 cases are of children between 10 and 14 years of age.

Side effects from the pandemic vaccination are mild. Most often they are redness, and swelling at the vaccinated spot and stiff upper limbs. Now people can call a special hot line for post-vaccination symptoms. The number is 213 204 0401. The hot line will be available everyday (including weekends) from 08:00AM to 09:00PM.

Another 237 schools in Attica close from today.

Tags: Swine flu H1N1 virus vaccinations
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