2002 - Acute respiratory syndrome in Greece - Update 1
03 May 2002
Disease Outbreak Reported
As of 29 April, the Greek Ministry of Health and Welfare has reported 51 cases including 3 deaths of acute respiratory syndrome with pericarditis and/or myocarditis. Further laboratory analyses by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, University of Athens and Hellenic Pasteur Institute in Greece are continuing. (see previous report)
There is no indication of an increase in the number of cases of upper respiratory tract infections.
WHO recommends no special restrictions on travel or trade to or from Greece.