Another five people have died in Greece this week from complications caused by the influenza A (H1N1) virus, increasing the number of deaths to 129.

Moreover, 101 patients have been hospitalised in intensive care units, the country’s Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO) said.

According to KEELPNO, a total of 363 people have been hospitalised in intensive care units since the outbreak of the influenza.

Another man, who was infected by the mutated flu virus H3N2 type also died while nearly 31 cases have been reported.

Greek experts say both strains are partly covered by this year’s vaccine for the seasonal flu and most of the cases this year concerned people who had not been vaccinated.

Source: ANA MPA