18 month old baby died yesterday at Makarios hospital. According to Fileleftheros, baby was admitted to the hospital on Saturday noon.
Doctors have diagnosed with meningococcal septicemia. Yesterday morning, his condition has deteriorated and the heart stopped.
Initial symptoms of this infection are similar to influenza, which makes it more complicated for the doctor to make the right diagnosis at the early stage.
Vaccine to treat Meningitis B exists, however it is not covered by health insurance, because it is not included in the list of the necessary vaccines.