Risk assessment: Epidemiological situation of West Nile virus infection in the European Union - Update, 13 July 2012
On 7 and 10 July, the Hellenic Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO) reported the first two human cases of West Nile virus (WNV) infection in Greece this year. When looking at the epidemiology of WNV infection in Greece since 2010, one can observe a progressive geographical expansion of WNV transmission throughout the country. For this reason, these newly confirmed cases in Athens do not come unexpected.
West Nile Virus Circulation in Mosquitoes in Greece (2010-2013)
Patsoula, E., Vakali, A., Balatsos, G., Pervanidou, D., Beleri, S., Tegos, N., Baka, A., Spanakos, G., Georgakopoulou, T., Tserkezou, P., Van Bortel, W., Zeller, H., Menounos, P., Kremastinou, J., Hadjichristodoulou, C.
ECDC in the field: Missions to Greece
Two joint WHO-ECDC mission were conducted to Greece in 2011 and 2012 to aid the Greek authorities in their efforts to respond to the challenge of malaria and support preventive activities for the control of malaria in the country.
ECDC mission related to West Nile virus infection in Greece, 2012
Rapid Outbreak Assessment: Multi-country outbreak of new Salmonella enterica 11:z41:e,n,z15 infections associated with sesame seeds, 14 June 2017
An outbreak of a new serovar of Salmonella enterica subspecies enterica affected 47 individuals in five European Union countries between March 2016 and May 2017.