population seroprevalence study after a west nile virus lineage 2 epidemic, greece, 2010.during summer 2010, 262 human cases including 35 deaths from west nile virus (wnv) infection were reported from central macedonia, greece. evidence from mosquitoes, birds and blood donors demonstrated that the epidemic was caused by wnv lineage 2, which until recently was considered of low virulence. we conducted a household seroprevalence study to estimate the spread of infection in the population during the epidemic, ascertain the relationship of infection to clinical disease, and identify ris ...201324260390
autochthonous plasmodium vivax malaria in a greek schoolgirl of the attica august 2009, one case of autochthonous malaria due to plasmodium vivax was diagnosed in greece in a young woman residing in the eastern attica region. the source of infection could not be identified. no other autochthonous malaria cases have been described in the attica region since 1974. this was a sporadic case with no evidence of further local transmission, and no more cases have been reported in attica up to now, two years later.201222353879
west nile virus circulation in mosquitoes in greece (2010-2013).background of the study. following a large west nile virus (wnv) epidemic in northern greece in 2010, an active mosquito surveillance system was implemented, for a 3-year period (2011, 2012, and 2013). description of the study site and methodology. using mainly co2 mosquito traps, mosquito collections were performed. samples were pooled by date of collection, location, and species and examined for the presence of wnv. results. positive pools were detected in different areas of the country. in 20 ...201627294111
genotyping plasmodium vivax isolates from the 2011 outbreak in greece.plasmodium vivax malaria was common in greece until the 1950s with epidemics involving thousands of cases every year. greece was declared free of malaria by the world health organization in 1974. from 1974 to 2010, an average of 39 cases per year were reported, which were mainly imported. however, in 2009 and 2010 six and one autochthonous cases were reported culminating with a total of 40 autochthonous cases reported in 2011, of which 34 originated from a single region: laconia of southern pelo ...201324373457
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