14 cases of dengue have been reported in Reunion

With the advent of the Australian winter and its weather conditions (less rainfall and mild temperatures), a sharp decrease in mosquitoes is observed on the island, thus slowing down the spread of the dengue virus.
In order to avoid a resumption of the epidemic with the arrival of next summer, Reunionese are encouraged to take advantage of winter in Australia to avoid installing mosquito lodges in their yards and gardens. Since last week, a digital campaign called “Make the Most of Winter: Tips for a Mosquito Free Home” has been launched to raise public awareness of the right things to do: gutters maintenance, bulky/waste removal, gutters maintenance. Tanks or collectors of waste, water, inflatable pools …

Dengue status in Reunion as of August 17, 2022
(Data from Reunion France Public Health Unit, ARS)
Since January 1, 2022
  • 1169 confirmed cases
  • 173 emergency visits
  • 58 hospitalization

The cases were distributed during the relevant period to 7 municipalities as follows:

  • South (7 cases): Saint-Pierre, Saint-Joseph, Petite-El
  • West (7 cases): La Possession, Saint Paul, Saint Leo, Le Port

Furthermore, no aggregation of cases was identified during the period.

Campaign “Tips for a Mosquito Free Home”

In order to reduce the risk of an epidemic of dengue fever at the end of the winter season, ARS La Réunion and the Prefecture are launching a digital communications campaign entitled “Let’s Enjoy Winter: Tips for a Mosquito-Free Home”.
The goal is to eliminate all situations that favor mosquitoes spreading around your home.

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