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13 Oct 2018 | 03:54 PM UTC

France: Locally acquired dengue case reported in Occitanie

France News Alert

Locally acquired case of dengue fever reported in Hérault (Occitanie) on October 11

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/12/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/19/2018, 11:59 PM (Europe/Paris). COUNTRY/REGION Herault

Event

According to health officials in France, a locally acquired case of dengue fever was reported on Thursday, October 11, in Hérault department (Occitanie region). Health officials have been placed on high alert and have implemented public health measures, including fumigation campaigns and efforts to destroy mosquito breeding grounds.

Context

Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne disease found mostly in urban and semi-urban areas. Symptoms include fever, headache, muscle and joint pain, fatigue, nausea, and rash. Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF) is a potentially deadly complication that is characterized by high fever, enlargement of the liver, and hemorrhaging.

Advice

Individuals present in Hérault are advised to take measures to protect themselves from mosquito bites (e.g. by wearing covering clothing and using insect repellent).

 

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