by Maria Spiliopoulou
ATHENS, Nov. 10 (Xinhua) -- A 79-year-old man was the first recorded victim of influenza in Greece this autumn, Greek national news agency AMNA reported on Friday.
The patient who belonged in a population segment at high risk of flu complications, was not vaccinated and died from complications after contracting flu type A (H3N2), according to the Greek Center for Disease Control & Prevention (KEELPNO).
Five serious confirmed cases of the flu have been recorded and were currently under intensive care, according to KEELPNO.
The individuals affected with influenza type A and B include four adult males and a three-year-old girl. None of them had received a flu shot, Greek experts underlined, urging people, in particular patients suffering from chronic health issues, to get inoculated.
In the previous flu season from December 2016 to June 2017, according to KEELPNO, 108 people died of flu complications in Greece.