Dengue cases in Perpignan and Venice
The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) is now reporting two local cases of dengue fever in France:
- On July 28, 2022, a resident of Perpignan (Pyrenees Orientalis) was diagnosed with dengue fever.
- A case of dengue was reported in Viennes (Var) on 9 August 2022.
Dengue fever is an infection found in tropical and subtropical climates around the world. It is transmitted by mosquito bites and can cause a serious illness similar to the flu. A small number of cases are also observed in southern Europe (including France) each year. Since arriving in France in 2004, the tiger mosquito’s range has expanded northward. The tiger mosquito is a vector of dengue, chikungunya and Zika viruses.
France reported a total of 12 locally acquired (original) dengue cases in 2020.
The spread of the tiger mosquito – Aedes Albopictus – in France:
Map showing the spread of tiger mosquitoes
>> What: ecdc.europa.eu, 13.08.2022
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