Dengue fever: the variety of circumstances stays steady, however one dying is to be deplored –

Dengue fever: the variety of circumstances stays steady, however one dying is to be deplored –

From August 22 to September 4, 10 circumstances of dengue have been recorded in opposition to 13 for the earlier fortnight. The variety of dengue fever circumstances stays steady at a low stage throughout the island.

ARS press launch

The prefecture, the ARS and Public Well being France mourn a dying occurred in current weeks. The investigations carried out have established a direct causal hyperlink with dengue fever.

The inhabitants is invited to proceed efforts to battle in opposition to mosquitoes and shield themselves from them. Thus, the digital marketing campaign “Suggestions for a home with out mosquitoes” continues with a view to make Reunionese conscious of the totally different conditions that may favor the proliferation of mosquitoes. This week, a spotlight is made on the small waste and the saucers of the flower pots that we discover in our gardens.

Dengue fever state of affairs as of September 14, 2022

(Public Well being Knowledge France Reunion, ARS)

Over the interval involved, the circumstances are unfold over 4 municipalities:

Saint Leu

St. Andrew

· Saint Louis

· Saint Joseph

Since January 1, 2022

1,129 confirmed circumstances*
29,503 circumstances in 2021 on the identical interval

54 hospitalizations*
1,185 in 2021 on the identical interval

177 emergency visits
4,068 in 2021 on the identical interval

1 dying straight associated to dengue fever
20 in 2021 on the identical interval

“Suggestions for a mosquito-free house” marketing campaign

The digital communication marketing campaign “Let’s benefit from winter: suggestions for a mosquito-free house” continues. The target is to transmit suggestions to remove all conditions favoring the proliferation of mosquitoes round your house.


small waste

The Aedes albopictus mosquito, vector of dengue fever, strikes comparatively little; it evolves inside a radius of 100 meters all through its life and lays its eggs in small containers of water.

Small waste forgotten in our gardens the place water stagnates (cups, trays, cans and bottles, yoghurt pots…), or thrown into the road, will definitely develop into breeding websites. They have to subsequently be picked up and put within the trash.

Do you know ?

Small waste containing water can generate 10 instances extra larvae than a water saucer.


✅ Verify the out of doors areas day by day and ensure to not go away waste mendacity round;

✅ Choose up and throw within the trash all small waste, potential mosquito nests.

flower pot saucers

Within the shade and near the home, the saucers beneath the flowerpots represent the primary a part of the breeding websites in Reunion. These small containers are among the many mosquitoes’ favourite nesting locations. A small quantity of those breeding locations is sufficient to hold mosquitoes round your house and the set up of dengue fever transmission chains. Vigilance should subsequently be day by day.


✅ Recurrently examine your flower pots and crops saved exterior;

✅ Empty the saucers and take away them completely from the pots if attainable (the crops don’t significantly want them);

✅ Put sand within the saucers if you wish to hold them.

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