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West Nile virus deaths mount in US amid new concerns over renal damage

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e6401 (Published 21 September 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e6401

Re: West Nile virus deaths mount in US amid new concerns over renal damage

Dear Editors,

Unprecedented swarms of West Nile virus infected mosquitoes threaten yet another fatal outbreak in Greece. [1][2][3][4][5]

Agoritsa Baka of the Greek CDC (KEELPNO), during her interview to Panagiota Karlatira, reporter for the largest Greek newspaper, stated that 40% of mosquitoes in Greece were found to transport West Nile virus!

Blood donations have been once again halted, leaving tens of millions of tourists that visit Greece at risk, if an accident brings them in a public hospital.

References

[1] http://www.bmj.com/content/345/bmj.e5633?tab=responses
[2] http://greece.greekreporter.com/2013/07/16/swarms-of-mosquitos-invade-gr...
[3] http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_16/07/2013_509665
[4] http://www.greek2m.org/west-nile-in-greece-2013
[5] http://www.greek2m.org/apps/blog/show/30766157-the-always-to-keep-in-gre...

Competing interests: Dr Stavros Saripanidis is a diligent taxpayer who has been financing Greek health Authorities for years. He is outraged to see such extreme and humiliating shortages. Public managers must answer where all those billions of State funds went. He lives and works near areas severely hit by outbreaks of West Nile virus encephalitis.

01 August 2013
Stavros Saripanidis
Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Private Surgery
Thessaloniki, Greece
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