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Malaria in Italy (Taranto)

04 Oct 2017

Local health authorities have report 4 cases of malaria in Ginosa in the province of Taranto in the far south of Italy.

The cases are migrant workers who have not been outside the country in the incubation period, so it is assumed that they were infected in Italy.

Advice for Travellers

Cyprus remains a country where transmission of malaria is very rare and the risk of a traveller being infected is very low. Antimalarial medication is not needed. However, avoidance of mosquito bites is strongly recommended as the first line of defence against malaria and other mosquito-borne infections.

For further information see Malaria.