Malaria in Greece
12 Sep 2017
Greek public health authorities have reported 6 cases of malaria during the summer of 2017. Affected areas are:
Municipality of West Achaia, Achaia, Region of West Greece, 1 case in May 2017.
Municipality of Andravida-Kyllini, Ileia, Region of West Greece, 1 case in May and 1 case in July.
Municipality of Thiva, Viotia, 1 case in July.
Municipality of Messolonghi, Aitoloakarnania, 1 case in July.
An additional case (location undisclosed) remains under investigation.
Advice for Travellers
Greece 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.