West Nile Fever in Athens, Greece

With high temperatures and ample mosquitoes, Greece has entered the season for West Nile Fever transmission. Officials have reported the 1st confirmed case in the greater Athens area. Since there is no vaccine or treatment for West Nile fever, travellers to areas where this virus has been found can reduce their risk of exposure by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

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