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03 Jun 2018 | 02:20 AM UTC

Réunion: Dengue fever outbreak continues /update 5

Réunion News Alert

Outbreak of dengue fever ongoing in Réunion; 3756 cases reported in 2018 as of June 1

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/1/2018, 12:00 AM until 6/8/2018, 11:59 PM (Indian/Reunion). COUNTRY/REGION Reunion

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Event

Health officials in the French overseas department (DOM) of Réunion reported 3756 confirmed cases of dengue between January 1 and June 1. The most affected areas include Saint-Paul, Le Port, and Saint-Leu. Authorities have implemented public health measures, including fumigation campaigns aimed at eliminating mosquito breeding grounds, to hinder further spread of the disease.

Context

The current outbreak is the largest reported in the department since the 1970s. Symptoms of dengue fever include fever, headache, muscle and joint pain, fatigue, nausea, and rashes. Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF) is a potentially deadly complication that is characterized by high fever, the enlargement of the liver, and hemorrhaging.

Advice

The current outbreak is the largest reported in the department since the 1970s. Symptoms of dengue fever include fever, headache, muscle and joint pain, fatigue, nausea, and rashes. Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF) is a potentially deadly complication that is characterized by high fever, the enlargement of the liver, and hemorrhaging.

 

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