Dengue fever: 3 cases were recorded within two weeks, the virus continues to spread at a low level

From October 31 to November 13, 3 cases of dengue fever were recorded, compared to 6 cases in the previous two weeks. The virus is slowing down, but the county is calling for vigilance as the Australian summer begins, favorable for mosquito breeding.

Press release from the county

From October 31 to November 13, 3 cases of dengue fever were recorded, compared to 6 cases in the previous two weeks.

The virus continues to circulate on the island at a low level.

However, this situation, associated with the onset of summer in Australia and weather conditions more suitable for mosquito breeding, raises fears that the dengue epidemic will resume with the return of rains.

Reunionese are encouraged to get rid of standing water in their homes (cups of potted plants, gutters, etc.)

Dengue case as of November 24, 2022

(Public Health Data France Reunion, ARS)

During the relevant period, the three cases were distributed in the west of the island:

Saint Leo

Saint Paul

Recommendations to protect yourself from mosquito bites and dengue fever

Eliminate and empty standing water, which can serve as a breeding ground for mosquitoes: cups, small containers, gutters, tires, etc.

Protect yourself, including during the seven days following the onset of symptoms to protect those around you (mosquito repellent, mosquito net, etc.); And continue to protect yourself, even if you’ve already had dengue before

Consult a doctor at the first symptoms (fever, headache, muscle/joint pain, nausea, vomiting, etc.)

If you are sick with dengue:

– Continue to protect yourself from mosquito bites to avoid transmitting the disease to those around you, and monitor your health condition,

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– Consult your doctor or the emergency service in his absence if your health condition deteriorates.

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