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Not Open Access | A local outbreak of autochthonous Plasmodium vivax malaria in Laconia, Greece—a re-emerging infection in the southern borders of Europe?

February 12, 2013 - 17:31 -- NOT Open Access
Panos Andriopoulos, Asimoula Economopoulou, Gregoris Spanakos, George Assimakopoulos
International Journal of Infectious Diseases, Volume 17, Issue 2, February 2013, Pages e125-e128

We have presented the first large outbreak of the local transmission of autochthonous malaria cases in Greece since the 1950s. Enhanced entomological surveillance and early detection of malaria cases are crucial in order to prevent the re-emergence of malaria, not only in Greece, but in Europe as well.

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