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Malaria hits Greece – travellers warned to take precautions

[ 0 ] August 28, 2011 | Alison Adey
Planning a trip to Greece this summer? Holidaymakers are being warned to take precautions against malaria

Five people have been struck down by the illness, which is caused by mosquitoes, since June this year. All cases were seen in people who had no history of travel to a country where malaria is common, according to the Health Protection Agency.

How to avoid catching Malaria | Malaria travel advice | Fabulous travel guide
How to avoid catching Malaria | Malaria travel advice | Fabulous travel guide

It’s thought the risk of travellers being infected is extremely low but health officials are advising people to take precautions. Read our guide to preventing malaria and get tips on spotting the signs

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Category: Advice, Staying safe abroad, Travel news

About Alison Adey: I was previously Channel Editor for IPC's Homes network (Housetohome.co.uk; Idealhomemagazine.co.uk; Livingetc.com and Homesandgardens.com) but I bid them a fond farewell in December 2010 to embark on this trip. I also worked for Nowmagazine.co.uk as a features writer for two years. View author profile.

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