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France and Italy Confirm Locally-Acquired Dengue Cases

August 28, 2023 • 4:31 pm CDT
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During the summer of 2023, the European CDC reported autochthonous / non-travel-associated dengue cases in Europe, from France and Italy.

Following investigations carried out by Bouches-du-Rhône, two new cases of autochthonous Dengue were identified in Gardanne. There are now 4 cases in France this year.

In the French Antilles, Martinique and Guadeloupe have entered an epidemic phase, as mentioned by Santé Publique France in an August 2023 press release.

Dengue cases have also been reported in Réunion and French Guiana this year.

On 18 and 20 August 2023, unrelated to travel, two confirmed cases of Dengue were reported by the Lombardy and the Lazio Regions in Italy. As of July 2023, 47 confirmed dengue cases were associated with overseas travel.

As of late August 2023, the U.S. CDC continues alerting international travelers of their health risks when visiting dengue outbreak areas. The CDC says that dengue is spread to people through the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito. 

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