Greek Health Ministry Denies Cholera Found at Maternity Hospital

October 20, 2017

ATHENS – With the Health Ministry disputing reports from a workers union, the Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO) did not confirm if there was cholera found at the Helena Venizelou maternity hospital.

In a statement, KEELPNO said that laboratory tests conducted so far had not provided evidence of the cholera bacterium and that the center had not recorded any cases of cholera.

That came after POEDIN, the national union of public hospital workers alleged that the cholera bacteria had been found in water samples and in the basement food store at the hospital, setting off worries from expectant mothers.

The Health Ministry said the union was guilty of  “political scumbaggery, vulgarity, disseminating fake news and terrorizing the public.”


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