Preuncture of Reunion and ARS reveals their latest weekly statistics. From 18 to 24 January 2021 28 dengue fever cases were reported to ARS. In addition, since January 1, an increase in the number of emergency room visits (9 visits) and hospitalization (7 in hospital) has been observed. With the current weather conditions (heat and rain), the persistent outbreak of dengue fever and its geographical spread will raise fears that the epidemic may recur in the coming weeks.
Also, remind yourself of the importance of fighting dengue fever by implementing prefecture and ARS law reunion prevention measures: Protect yourself and those around you from mosquito bites, remove anything that contains water. Around his house, and see a doctor in case of symptoms.
Dengue fever situation on Reunion Island on January 25, 2021
(Data from the French Public Health Unit, ARS in the area)
From January 18 to 24, 2021, there were isolated cases in 8 municipalities:
- St. Joseph
- St. Louis
- Small island
- St. Andrew
- St. Pierre
In addition, groups of cases (dengue prevalence) have been identified:
- Port (say)
- In St. Joseph (Les Jacques, La Cayenne)
To prevent the spread of the dengue virus, ARS vector control teams are conducting mosquito control interventions.
Recommendations to fight dengue
In addition to vector control techniques, everyone must take preventive measures to prevent the spread of the disease to those around them:
- Protect yourself and those around you from mosquito bites: repellents, mosquito nets, long clothes, diffusers
- Eliminate breeding grounds: Empty anything that has water around your home
- Consult a doctor if symptoms (fever, headache, muscle / joint pain, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, etc.) occur. Your doctor will prescribe a sample to be taken in the lab for medical tests to confirm the diagnosis of dengue.
This biological diagnosis is necessary to guide the actions of vector control groups and to limit the spread of dengue virus in the territory.
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