Health risks during the Carnival season in Brazil
The Carnival season will last from 1 to 9 March 2019. In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1 million participants are expected, including many travellers from Europe
Epidemiological update - dengue in Réunion
Since the beginning of 2018 and as of 14 May, 2 980 autochthonous cases of dengue have been reported in Réunion. The main areas affected are in the western part of the island. The most prevalent serotype among dengue cases is DENV-2 and the main vector implicated in the outbreak is Aedes albopictus.
Epidemiological update: autochthonous cases of chikungunya fever in the Caribbean region, 4 January 2014
An outbreak of chikungunya in the Caribbean region was reported from the French part of the island of Saint Martin on 5 December 2013.
Epidemiological update: Outbreak of dengue in Madeira, Portugal, 13 February 2013
As of 3 February 2013, the Portuguese Ministry of Health has reported 2 164 cases of dengue infection from the Autonomous Region of Madeira since 3 October 2012. No deaths or cases of severe dengue have been reported. All reported cases refer to the resident population of the island.
Epidemiological update: Outbreak of dengue in Madeira, Portugal, 13 December 2012Archived
As of 9 December 2012, the Portuguese Ministry of Health has reported 2 050 cases of dengue infection from the Autonomous Region of Madeira. During the outbreak, 121 people have been hospitalised and no deaths or cases of severe dengue have been reported. Two patients remained in hospital as of 9 December 2012.
Epidemiological update: outbreak of dengue in Madeira, Portugal, 7 November 2012Archived
As of 4 November 1 148 cases of dengue infection have been reported, of which 517 were laboratory confirmed. The case definition has been revised and an automated surveillance system has been set up with the support from ECDC. The changes that were put in place meant that additional cases were identified retrospectively.
Epidemiological update: Dengue fever outbreak, Madeira, Portugal, 52 cases confirmed and four cases in three other European countriesArchived
On 24 October 2012 the Portuguese Ministry of Public Health (Direcção-Geral da Saúde) confirmed 52 cases of dengue fever and 404 probable cases, compared to 37 confirmed and 262 probable cases in their last update of 17 October.