Center for Disease Control Warns Increased Cases of Legionnaires’ Disease in Greece

According to Greece’s Center for Disease Prevention and Control (KEELPNO), there has been an increase in the amount of cases of Legionnaires’ disease in the country.

The agency has launched a campaign to inform citizens about the risks of contracting the disease.

Legionnaires’ disease, a severe form of pneumonia, is caused by a bacterium known as legionella. It is not contagious from person-to-person, however, it is contracted by inhaling the bacteria.

It has a fatality rate of 5 to 30 percent.