Rapid risk assessment: Dengue outbreak in Réunion, France
A dengue outbreak of unusual magnitude is currently taking place in the French Outermost Region of Réunion. Aedes albopictus mosquitoes are considered to be the principal vector of dengue virus in Réunion. Dengue virus (DENV) transmission in Réunion is not unexpected: over the last ten years a number of limited dengue outbreaks have been reported on the island.
Erratum, 18 April 2017: The date of an earlier dengue outbreak in Réunion (p. 5) was corrected to 1977–78.
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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.
Vectors are small organisms such as mosquitoes or ticks that can carry pathogens from person to person and place to place.Read more