Dengue - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2020
For 2020, 26 EU/EEA countries reported 1 957 cases of dengue, of which 1 820 (93%) were confirmed. From 2016 to 2020, no obvious trend in the number of cases could be identified.
The EU/EEA notification rate in 2020 was 0.5 cases per 100 000 population. The highest rates in both men and women were among those aged 25–44 years. The number of cases peaked in January and in August. 79% of the cases with known probable country of infection were imported from the Americas, mostly from Martinique and Guadeloupe. Twenty-four autochthonous dengue cases were reported from the EU/EEA: 13 by France and 11 by Italy.
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Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral disease widely spread in tropical and subtropical regions. It is transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes. Most of the clinical cases present a febrile illness, severe forms include hemorrhagic fevers and shock with fatalities.
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