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.