Public Health England
has reported three cases of malaria amongst UK residents who all travelled to a
resort in Ayios Amvrosios in the Esentepe area of the Northern part of Cyprus.
Esentepe is east of Kyrenia.
It has not yet been
proven if they caught the illness in the Northern part of Cyprus or elsewhere.
The last locally recorded cases of malaria in Cyprus were in 1967.
International, UK, and
Cypriot Government experts are continuing to clarify the situation and the
Joint Services Health Unit will monitor their findings.
It is important to
note that there no other areas of concern on the island. This includes the
Akrotiri Salt lake and its surroundings.
In the interim, all
visitors to the coastline of the Northern part of Cyprus should adopt the
following anti-mosquito bite measures:
that your garments are suitable for protecting as much of the body as possible
(long sleeves and long trousers). Particularly when outside on an evening or
an insect repellents on all exposed skin that contains an approved active
repellent substance such as DEET. Re-apply as per the manufacturers
who develops a fever like illness or shivering within 4 weeks of travelling to
the Northern part of Cyprus should report it to their local medical
centre and inform the Medical Staff that they have recently travelled to
Northern part of Cyprus.
personnel are reminded that healthcare in the Northern part of Cyprus is not
covered by BFC, the Cyprus government or an EHIC card. All travel to
northern part of Cyprus is to be covered by appropriate health insurance at