Anopheles maculipennis s.l. in Europe
See a map showing the presence of Anopheles maculipennis s.l. mosquitoes in Europe. Malaria was endemic in the EU until the 1970s. Now, around 99% of the malaria cases reported each year in the EU are travel related.Read more
Malaria: Diagnosis, prophylaxis, treatment
Malaria is one of the major world public health problems, causing 350-500 million infections worldwide and approximately 1 million deaths annually. It occurs in large areas of Central and South America, Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and the South Pacific.Read factsheet
The 'Malaria mosquitoes'
Only certain species of Anopheles mosquitoes can transmit malaria and only the females of those species.View factsheets on Anopheles mosquitoes
Prevention and control
Prevention of malaria is based on two complementary methods: chemoprophylaxis and protection against mosquito bites. While several malaria vaccines are under development, none is available yet.