26 circumstances of autochthonous dengue fever in France this 12 months, a document determine that worries the authorities

26 circumstances of autochthonous dengue fever in France this 12 months, a document determine that worries the authorities

There have been 26 circumstances of autochthonous dengue this 12 months in France. A document determine that worries the well being authorities. For the primary time, the Pyrénées-Orientales are involved.

It is a document that we might have accomplished with out. The Ministry of Well being has simply communicated the figures for dengue fever, this illness transmitted by the tiger mosquito which is now current in 67 departments. In 2018, it was listed in 58 departments.

There are 26 circumstances of autochthonous dengue as of September 13. What notably worries the authorities is that these are circumstances of autochthonous dengue, that’s to say affecting individuals who haven’t traveled overseas. They have been solely about ten a 12 months earlier than.

In Paca and Occitania

Since July 2022, 5 episodes of autochthonous dengue transmission have been recognized within the Paca and Occitanie areas. The prevalence of episodes in departments hitherto spared, such because the Japanese Pyrenees (66), Haute-Garonne (31) and Hautes-Pyrénées (65), in addition to their dimension (clustered circumstances in Alpes-Maritimes (06) and Var (83)), testify to a rise in threat of dengue fever in mainland France, but additionally of chikungunya and zika, additionally transmitted by the Aedes albopictus mosquito (tiger mosquito).

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Dengue fever circumstances: two distinctive mosquito management operations ordered by the ARS

A number of elements come into play: the extension over the territory and the excessive densities of the mosquito vector Aedes albopictus; the resumption of journey and the return of vacationers from endemic areas and the present weather conditions favorable to the multiplication of mosquitoes with warmth and rain. “Different circumstances or outbreaks are doubtless within the coming weeks in metropolitan France”proclaims the pressing sheet issued by the ministry.

Learn additionally :
In France, 9 circumstances of dengue fever and three of zika have been transmitted to people by the tiger mosquito in 2019

From Might 1 to September 2, 2022, Public Well being France counted 139 imported circumstances of dengue fever. Because the illness is commonly asymptomatic (75%), the entire variety of imported circumstances could be estimated at double.

Reporting of dengue fever is necessary on the a part of well being professionals, and have to be carried out as quickly as potential to permit the ARS to implement investigations and vector management measures in locations frequented by sufferers.

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