Genetic spatiotemporal anatomy of plasmodium vivax malaria episodes in Greece, 2009–2013
Spanakos, G., Snounou, G., Pervanidou, D., Alifrangis, M., Rosanas-Urgell, A., Baka, A., Tseroni, M., Vakali, A., Vassalou, E., Patsoula, E., Zeller, H., Van Bortel, W., Hadjichristodoulou, C.
Rapid risk assessment: Multiple reports of locally-acquired malaria infections in the EU
In the context of five recent events of local malaria transmission in the EU, we assess the risk of malaria spread in the EU.
Communicable disease threats report, 14-20 August 2016, week 33
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers 14-20 August 2016 and includes updates on poliomyelitis, Zika virus, yellow fever, West Nile fever, malaria in Greece, avian influenzas and the Olympic Games in Brazil.
Joint WHO–ECDC mission related to local malaria transmission in Greece, 2012
Locally acquired cases of malaria have been occurring in Greece since 2009, with the highest numbers reported in 2011. In 2012, local malaria transmission was still ongoing, but fewer cases were reported.
Epidemiological update: Malaria risk to travellers in Greece remains low, 7 September 2012Archived
On 22 June 2012 the Hellenic Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (KEELPNO) reported the first locally acquired case of Plasmodium vivax (P. vivax) malaria, from Marathon area in Attica region, Greece. As of 3 September, KEELPNO has reported 50 cases of malaria since the beginning of 2012 in Greece.
Epidemiological update: Malaria in Greece, 20 July 2012Archived
A second case of local Plasmodium vivax malaria in Greece was reported on 17 July by KEELPNO, the Hellenic Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. The case concerned a 48 year old female resident of the municipality of Evrotas, Lakonia.
Epidemiological update: Local case of malaria in Greece, 22 June 2012Archived
On 22 June 2012, a case of locally acquired malaria infection was reported in Greece. The case is a 78 year old Greek citizen who presumably acquired the infection close to Marathon, Attica region.
Consultation on Plasmodium vivax transmission risk, Stockholm, 17–18 January 2012
In response to the malaria outbreak in Greece in 2011, ECDC organised an expert consultation on Plasmodium vivax transmission in Europe on 17 and 18 January 2012. The overall objective of this consultation was to gain a comprehensive understanding of the malaria transmission potential in Greece and in Europe in order to propose recommendations for actions for preparedness and response at the EU and country levels.
Joint ECDC/WHO mission related to local malaria transmission in Greece in 2011 Summary
The assessment teams reviewed the risks of potential re-establishment of malaria transmission in Greece, and proposed prevention measures in the specific areas concerned and across the country.