47 cas de dengue signalés à La Réunion

47 cases of dengue have been reported in Reunion

This year, unlike the previous four years, Reunion did not experience an epidemic wave with many epidemics spreading in the territory. However, the disease continued to circulate throughout the year, confirming the continuing spread of the disease on the island and the risks of its re-emergence.

With the arrival of school holidays, travelers who go to areas where mosquito-borne diseases are common are advised to protect themselves from bites during their trip and the week after their return to avoid the introduction of new viruses or serotypes.

Finally, at the beginning of the southern winter, Reunionese are encouraged to maintain measures to protect themselves from mosquito vectors from dengue fever: remove anything that may contain water in the home, use repellents, bed nets… and consult a doctor immediately at the first symptoms.

Dengue status as of June 22, 2022
Since January 1, 2022

– 1470 confirmed cases
64 hospital stays
– 158 visits to the emergency room

During the period in question, dengue cases were recorded in 13 municipalities:

  • South (63.8% of cases): Saint-Pierre, Saint-Joseph, Petite-El, Le Tambon, Saint-Louis, Itang-Sale
  • West (21.3% of cases): Saint Paul, Saint Leo, La Possession
  • North (10.6% of cases): Saint-Denis, Saint-Marie
  • East (4.3% of cases): Bras Bannon, San Andrés

In addition, clusters of cases have been identified in the following regions:

  • Saint-Pierre: Basse Terre the Lows
  • Small Island: Chemin Neuf

Since 2021, only dengue serotype 1 has been circulated on the island.

Reunionese are encouraged to maintain preventive measures: remove anything that may contain water in the home, protect themselves from mosquitoes (mosquito repellents, bed nets) and consult a doctor immediately at the first symptoms.

Recommendations to protect yourself from mosquito bites and dengue fever

Health authorities recommend that residents:
– Protect yourself from mosquito bites, including during the seven days after the onset of symptoms to protect those around you> see the section on recommendations against dengue fever. Continue to protect yourself, even if you have already had dengue fever before; Several serotypes of dengue can spread and infection with one serotype does not protect against attack by another.

Eliminate and empty standing water that may contain mosquito breeding areas: anything that may have water around your home, check gutters, etc.

Consult a doctor if symptoms appear: fever, headache, muscle/joint aches, nausea, vomiting, etc., and take the sample in the medical laboratory prescribed by your doctor to confirm the diagnosis of dengue fever.

If you are sick with dengue fever:

Continue to protect yourself from mosquito bites to avoid transmitting the disease to those around you and to monitor your health condition, especially between the fourth and eighth day of illness,

Consult your doctor or emergency service if your health condition deteriorates.

Protect yourself from mosquitoes with insect repellents and mosquito nets
The use of insect repellents is one of the surest measures to combat the spread of dengue fever.

Using bed or cot/pram bed nets is an effective barrier to protect oneself from mosquito bites and dengue vectors. Especially recommended for people who are forced to stay bedridden during the day and newborns. Mosquito nets can also be placed on windows and doors to provide better protection indoors.
The use of mosquito nets for beds, cribs or prams is an effective barrier to protect against mosquito bites.
Especially recommended for people who are forced to stay bedridden during the day and newborns. Mosquito nets can also be placed on windows and doors to provide better protection indoors.

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