12 deaths due to flu complications reported in Greece over the last week


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Eighteen people have lost their lives in Greece due to complications from the flu during the current winter flu season.

Out of the eighteen, twelve died between January 21-27, the Hellenic Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (HCDCP) announced on Thursday.

The victims of the flu included 14 men and four women, spanning an age range from 25-90 years old, and all belonged to high-risk groups that are advised to receive flu vaccinations.

Fourteen of those that died were admitted to an ICU for treatment.

The total number of cases of flu confirmed by laboratory testing has reached 117 in Greece so far, of which 112 were treated in an ICU and 20 had had the flu vaccine.

HCDCP said visits to doctors for flu-related symptoms have risen sharply between January 21-27, especially in the 0-4 and 5-14 age groups.

*Source: AMNA