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2012-11-13 12:10:08

In 2010, 35 people in Greece died from a West Nile virus (WNV) outbreak, with a further 262 laboratory-confirmed human cases. A new article published in BioMedCentral's open access journal Virology Journal examines whether wild or migratory birds could have been responsible for importing and amplifying the deadly virus. WNV is a flavivirus of major public health concern, spread through the bite of infected mosquitoes. Discovered in Uganda in 1937, it was only sporadically reported up until...

2012-10-26 04:00:04

Rochester Optical will now offer free exams for infants at their Greece location as part of the AOA's InfantSee program. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) October 25, 2012 Rochester Optical is proud to announce our participation in the American Optometric Association´s (AOA) InfantSee program that offers free eye exams for infants. The InfantSEE program checks a child´s vision, refractive status, binocular (eye teaming) coordination, eye movement and focusing skills, peripheral awareness, and...


Latest Greece Reference Libraries

Skyros Pony
2014-05-24 11:18:18

The Skyros is a breed of pony found only on the island of Skyros and thought to be a descendent of horses brought to the island by Athenian settlers between 400 and 700 BC. Possibly, the pony was used by Alexander the Great and portrayed in the friezes of the Greek Parthenon. They mainly inhabit the southern mountain areas and some were caught by farmers for agricultural work. However, in the 1960s the population had dwindled and were no longer used for farm work. Wild donkeys also played...

Pindos Pony
2014-05-19 10:46:10

The Pindos pony, also known as the Thessalonian, is a breed of pony native to Thessaly and Epirus, Greece in the Pindus mountain range. Its ancestors are believed to be oriental breeds brought to Greece by Scythian settlers, possibly a direct descendant from an old Thessalonian breed that was developed by the Greeks. The Pindo’s head is somewhat coarse looking with small eyes. The length of the neck and back are reasonable with a narrow frame. The quarters are underdeveloped and the tail...

Aegean Cat
2013-06-11 15:27:32

The Aegean cat is a landrace breed of domestic cat, occurring naturally on the Cycladic Islands in Greece. Its development as an official breed began in the 1990’s, when breeders associated with the new Greek cat fancy began breeding it. Despite this, large organizations do not accept it as a legitimate breed. It is said to be quite popular in Greece and is a common choice for pest control in many areas there. The Aegean cat is a medium sized cat with a strong body and healthy features....

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2007-10-23 17:27:13

The Caucasian Squirrel or Persian Squirrel (Sciurus anomalus), is a species of rodent in the Sciuridae family. It is found throughout Armenia,Azerbaijan, Georgia, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, and Turkey. It is naturally found to thrive in temperate forests.

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2007-08-14 04:15:26

Whiskered Bats (Myotis mystacinus), and related species, are small European bats with long fur. M. alcathoe is the smallest among the European whiskered bats and uses the highest-frequency echolocation calls of all the European Myotis species. It prefers to hunt in small valleys with deciduous trees and flowing water. Initial records from Greece and Hungary indicate a distribution range in south-eastern Europe. The analysis of morphological, behavioral and especially genetic characters...

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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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