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“Glimmer of Hope” for Africa as First Malaria Vaccine Approved

World Health Organization Director Tedros Adhanom Ghedbreyesus stepped out to recommend the world's first malaria vaccine to people after the organization had approved the vaccine. Ghebreyesus called this a "historic moment" after the United Nations health agency's vaccine advisory group...

Greece: Infectious Diseases Increased by 20.5 percent in 2017

Highlighting a disturbing trend, data published by the Greek Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) showed that infectious incidences of infectious diseases increased by 20.5 percent in 2017. In total, 5,967 were recorded in 2017 compared to 4,951 incidents in 2016. The data...

Greek Health Minister: No Risk to Public Health from Malaria Outbreaks

There are no risks to public health in Greece and blood banks are sufficiently stocked, Health Minister Andreas Xanthos said after a meeting with health services, responding to reports on lower blood donations and the extra measures taken to...

Health Ministry Says There Is 'Not a Proven Outbreak' of Malaria in Greece

"There is absolutely no reason to have concerns over the possibility of a malaria outbreak," the secretary general of the Health Ministry Yiannis Baskozos said in an interview with the Athens - Macedonian News Agency on Tuesday. "Spreading unjustified concerns...

Amidst Malaria Fears Greece Bans Blood Donations in 12 Districts

So far this year Greece has seen 65 cases of malaria compared to the 85 cases it saw for the entire year of 2015, official reports from The Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO) say. This outbreak in malaria...

Greece Battles Malaria Comeback Four Decades After Elimination

Greece, declared free of malaria almost 40 years ago, is battling to prevent the mosquito-borne disease from making a comeback as local transmission has resurfaced in the past two years. Outbreaks of locally transmitted malaria since 2011 in the regions...

Malaria; Health Care Cuts Bring About Outbreak Of Tropical Disease

Severe cuts in health care expenditures has led to the re-emergence of a once-extinct disease – malaria – to economically battered Greece. Malaria, a mosquito-borne infectious disease, is typically associated with tropical nations of Africa and Asia. However, austerity cuts...

Two People Infected By the West Nile Virus Transmitted Via Mosquitos

West Nile virus is a disease spread by mosquitos. It affects mostly people who have a weakened immune system (such as HIV carriers or people fighting against cancer and other diseases), young children or the elderly as well as...

Crete Alarmed by Dangerous Mosquito Spreading West Nile Virus

The island of Crete is alarmed as the West Nile virus, which is transmitted through mosquitos, and in particular the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus), is expected to burst during the coming period. In light of those fears, the four...