Flu death toll hits 26

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

ATHENS: The death toll from com­pli­ca­tions of the sea­sonal flu has risen to 26 so far this year across Greece, up from 14 a week ago.

This is ac­cord­ing to the lat­est data from the Greek Cen­tre for Dis­ease Con­trol and Pre­ven­tion.

The 26 pa­tients were aged 38-92, and all of them, ex­cept one, were suf­fer­ing from chronic health is­sues.

With only 21% of the vic­tims not hav­ing been vac­ci­nated, doc­tors ad­vised pa­tients, par­tic­u­larly those in high-risk groups, to get a flu shot as soon as pos­si­ble.

A to­tal of 144 se­ri­ous flu cases have been re­ported na­tion­wide from Oc­to­ber un­til Jan­uary 22.

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