|Posted by moodhacker on August 8, 2013 at 2:00 PM|
The confirmed cases up to the early days of August were only 8 as the Greek Center Of Disease Control had announced, but according to the scientific predictions , infections were expected to multiply up to the month of October, as it happeend in the past three years , as the Greek CDC explained, since 2010 when the West Nile virus started its presence in Greece.
in Attica, Thessaloniki and Xanthi.
- In Attica/ Attiki the areas are:
Agia Pasraskeyi ( New)
older marked as high risk areas for 2013
which are extra populated areas on the North-East suburbs of Athens, and this year, full of old ages who stayed in Athens in summer and did't go to their motherland due to financial difficulties that have striked all greek families.
- In Northern Greece and Thessaloniki the high risk areas mentioned by the Greek CDC are:
Nestos in Kavala ( New)
Chalceidon Thessaloniki ( New)
and 1st district of Thessaloniki.
- In Thrace, examined the Municipality Xanthi Topirou and Abdera.
The WNV high- risk areas of Greece list was compiled based on data of epidemiological observation on cases from across the country, on the available evidence of entomological surveillance and by data from previous periods of the virus circulation in the country.
This year, since the early summer of 2013, the Greek CDC has repeatedly alerted the muinicipalities in danger for WNV infections and esppecially for the Attiki region ,for the early Spraying urgency which, according to the international scientific Recommendations, had to be completed ,much earlier than July.
This did;nt happen until the mid of July , when the mosquito swarms became infected , and the problem of the abscence of the spraying programs was not only in Attiki , of course .
Now it;s the common mosquitos that we have in Greece that are infected by the WNV .
Since ancient times the Attica "konops" was indeed famous .
For the dangers and the risks of WNV epidemic in Greece this year go to
for the full Guidelines that Greek CDC has issued for effective protection for Greeks and Foreigners in summer 2013, go to