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« on: Tuesday, 18 June, 2019 @ 21:32:48 »
Visitors to Greece told to take precautions against mosquitoes amid West Nile virus
UK Foreign Office says travellers should take preventive measures to minimise exposure to mosquito-borne West Nile virus - which caused 50 deaths last year

Holidaymakers jet-setting to Greece this summer are being warned to take extra precautions against a mosquito-borne virus that killed 50 people last year.

The UK Foreign Office has updated their travel warnings for British visitors to the Mediterranean country after Greek health officials have warned about the potential risks of the disease - branded as West Nile virus.

The illness causes typical fever symptoms such as headaches, and general aches and pains, but in severe cases it can prove fatal.

At least 8 weeks before your trip, check the latest country-specific health advice from the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC) on the TravelHealthPro website. Each country-specific page has information on vaccine recommendations, any current health risks or outbreaks, and factsheets with information on staying healthy abroad.