Planning a trip to Greece this summer? Holidaymakers are being warned to take precautions against malaria

Five people have been struck down by the illness, which is caused by mosquitoes, since June this year. All cases were seen in people who had no history of travel to a country where malaria is common, according to the Health Protection Agency.

It’s thought the risk of travellers being infected is extremely low but health officials are advising people to take precautions. Read our guide to preventing malaria and get tips on spotting the signs

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