Facts about malaria
Malaria is caused by Plasmodium parasites. During the 20th century, malaria was eradicated from many temperate areas, including the whole of the EU. As a result, the disease is now essentially limited to tropical countries. Due to the large number of imported cases in Europe, malaria is mainly a travel medicine issue.
Infographics about malaria
What are emerging/tropical mosquito-borne diseases? What are the different species of mosquitoes in Europe and the diseases they can carry?
ECDC in the field: Missions to Greece
Two joint WHO-ECDC mission were conducted to Greece in 2011 and 2012 to aid the Greek authorities in their efforts to respond to the challenge of malaria and support preventive activities for the control of malaria in the country.
World Health Day 2014: focusing on vector-borne diseases in Europe
2014, the focus of World Health day was on vector-borne diseases. World Health Day is a worldwide initiative celebrated every year on 7 April to mark the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1948.