2019 Greece Poisoning Incident Linked To Tap Water

8 Feb 2021 by Local Press Report

More than 600 people fell sick in Greece in early 2019 with contaminated tap water the most likely source, according to a recent research report. In total, 638 gastroenteritis cases were recorded with symptom onset from late January to early February 2019. However, scientists estimated the actual burden of disease was much higher, according to their manuscript accepted by the journal Epidemiology and Infection. Slightly more than half of those ill were female and the age of patients ranged from a few months to 93 years old. Symptoms were mainly diarrhea and vomiting. Hospitalization was required for 430 patients but no deaths were recorded.