Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral disease widely spread in tropical and subtropical regions. The disease is transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes, which breed in the peridomestic environment. While most of the clinical cases present a febrile illness, severe forms including hemorrhagic fevers and shock with fatalities are reported. As dengue is a “viral hemorrhagic fever”, the disease is under European surveillance.
Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral disease widely spread in tropical and subtropical regions. The disease is transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes.
Vectors of dengue: Aedes aegypti
Aedes aegypti is a known vector of several viruses including yellow fever virus, dengue virus chikungunya virus and Zika virus. In Europe, imported cases are reported every year.Read the factsheet
Vectors of dengue: Aedes albopictus
This mosquito species is a known vector of chikungunya virus, dengue virus and dirofilariasis.Read the factsheet
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