Following our recent post on 39 deaths so far this year in Greece here are the symptoms;

Medical community has been raised on the lookout because of the outbreak of the influenza epidemic , which has resulted in the death of 39 people in recent days . 

Guidance announcements and “suspected” symptoms have already been published by most of the Medical Associations of the country, including Athens, Patras, Heraklion Crete, Corfu, Argolida and Rodopi. 

All medical clubs are appetizer and alert to the public, suggesting that the influenza vaccine is the most effective measure. 

The “suspected” symptoms

According to the Medical Association of Corfu, flu symptoms usually start suddenly and include high fever, muscle and joint pain, headache, severe fatigue, runny nose, sore throat, cough (usually dry). Children may also experience gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea.

Symptoms, explains the Medical Association of Corfu, begin 1 to 4 days after the virus attack and last for 2 to 7 days. However, coughing can persist for a long time.

Doctors argue that adults can transmit the disease one day before they become sick within 5 to 7 days of symptoms occurring. Children can broadcast for more than a week.

When it is required to contact a doctor or to be transported to a hospital

According to the Medical Association of Corfu, “if the following symptoms occur in children , you should immediately contact your doctor”:

– high and prolonged fever 
– shortness of breath or difficulty in breathing 
– cyanosis

= nausea for taking fluids or food 
– reduced activity, drowsiness 
– excitement or convulsions 
– reappearance of fever or aggravation of cough after improvement of influenza symptoms

“Alarm” for adults should indicate the following symptoms:

– high and prolonged fever – 
– dyspnoea  
 -tenderness or chest pressure 
– depressed episodes

 – incontinence 
– multiple or prolonged vomiting.

The vulnerable population groups: 

-At age 60 years and over

– Children less than 6 months old

– Patients with: asthma or other chronic lung diseases, heart disease, anemia, diabetes, chronic nephropathy, neuromuscular or neurological diseases


– Pregnant, leukemia, breastfeeding


– Children who take aspirin long-term

-People who care for young children

-Closed populations (in-house students, soldiers, hosts in institutions)

-Health professionals

– Professionals related to the poultry industry.

It is recalled that earlier, the Ministry of Education issued detailed guidelines for schools where children have flu symptoms. 


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