Malaria makes a comeback in Greece

A disease not seen for 40 years reappears in the south due to higher temperatures and economic factors.
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2012 08:49

Forty-years since the last recorded case of malaria in Greece, the disease everyone thought was a thing of the past was back.

There have been 28 cases among the Greek population in the southern agricultural land of Laconia in the last year alone.

Higher temperatures caused by global warming and the ongoing economic crisis are both thought to have contributed to the resurgence.

Al Jazeera's Simon McGregor-Wood reports from Laconia.


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