The MALWEST web portal was created under the «Integrated Surveillance and control programme for West Nile Virus and malaria in Greece» funded by NSRF (National Strategic Reference Framework) 2007- 2013 in order to raise awareness and be a source of information on malaria and west Nile virus for both health professionals and public.
Malaria is a parasitic disease that is caused by Plasmodium and transmitted by female Anopheles mosquitoes. It is a curable disease if diagnosed early but it can cause serious complications and even death. Even though it was hastily considered as a disease of the past, it threatens even developed countries worldwide due to increasing population movement

West Nile virus (WNV) is a flavivirus. It is called WNV because it was first isolated in West Nile district of Uganda in 1937. It is transmitted by mosquito bite (Culex spp.) and infects humans, birds and equine. The disease usually runs subclinically without serious symptoms but in few cases, it causes serious encephalitis with poor prognosis.

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