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New H1N1 case in Greece

19 August 2009 / 09:08:13  GRReporter
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A sixth serious case of H1N1 contamination was registered in Greece. A 53-year old French tourist was first placed for treatment in a private clinic in Patra where his condition suddenly worsened. The man was transferred to Rio's university hospital.

Another fifteen people got infected with H1N1 on a cruiser sailing from Turkey to Greece, as announce by the Greek Ministry of Mercantile Marine. Last data show that 14 people from the crew and one from the passengers on board of the "Ocean Village II" got sick. Almost 2000 passengers are sailing on the ship and the crew has 614 members. Medical service at Pirea port received an order to examine passengers before letting them off board. In several similar cases, healthy ones were let visit the Greek capital while the H1N1 carriers had to stay isolated in their cabins. Nearly 1700 cases of the new flu have been registered in Greece. The exact number is not known since a special analysis in only conducted on people that are sure to have the disease. Since the beginning of April, only six people suffered from complications. The condition of most infected improves within a couple of days, and the victims worldwide up to now are slightly above 2000, with an overall number of infected- 230 000. For the first time in 40 years the World Health Organization announced a level of threat 6- the highest possible level of risk of H1N1 pandemic. Specialists expect the peak of the disease in September and October.  

Dilyana Ivanova

Tags: health society H1N1 news
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