Rapid risk assessment: Dengue outbreak in Réunion, France

Risk assessment

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Dengue outbreak in Réunion, France – 16 April 2018. Stockholm: ECDC; 2018.

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.