Malaria makes a comeback in Greece

A disease not seen for 40 years reappears in the south due to higher temperatures and economic factors.

    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.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Meet the man on a mission to take down Cambodia's timber tycoons and expose a rampant illegal cross-border trade.

    The priceless racism of the Duke of Edinburgh

    The priceless racism of the Duke of Edinburgh

    Prince Philip has done the world an extraordinary service by exposing the racist hypocrisy of "Western civilisation".

    China will determine the future of Venezuela

    China will determine the future of Venezuela

    There are a number of reasons why Beijing continues to back Maduro's government despite suffering financial losses.