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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Greece : Greek officials on alert over swine flu death toll

An article from France 24 :

" Health officials in Greece on Monday warned the public to remain vigilant against swine flu that has so far killed 93 people, pointing to low vaccination ratios and suggesting the elderly are more at risk.

"The country is going through a phase of high seasonal flu activity," the state centre for disease control (Keelpno) said in a statement, adding that the potentially deadly H1N1 virus strain was "predominant".

It noted that 126 people were currently in hospital with confirmed flu symptoms and that only a small number of health staff and high risk groups had taken vaccines."

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