Dengue worldwide overview
Dengue is present in Africa, the Americas, Asia, the Caribbean and the Pacific. In 2020, France and Italy have reported autochthonous dengue cases.
Since the beginning of the year, the countries reporting most cases are Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia.See ECDC monthly update
Dengue in Spain and France
In September 2019, three autochthonous cases of dengue have been reported in Catalonia, Alpes-Maritimes and Rhône. The probability of further spread is very low, as environmental conditions become less suitable for transmission over the autumn season.Read the risk assessment
Guidelines for surveillance of mosquitoes
Technical guidance for surveillance of native and invasive mosquitoes and information on conducting risk assessment of mosquito-borne diseases in EuropeView the guidelines
The 2020 report of The Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: responding to converging crises
Infectious disease surveillance system descriptors: proposal for a comprehensive set
Risks related to chikungunya infections among european union travelers, 2012-2018
Prevention and control
The best protection against mosquito-borne diseases is preventing mosquito bites. Control measures include strengthening mosquito surveillance in areas in Europe at risk of importation of mosquitoes and virus transmission.
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