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30 cases of dengue confirmed in Reunion

In recent weeks, around fifteen cases of dengue have been identified each week. From November 15 to 28, 30 cases were confirmed in 9 municipalities on the island. Unfortunately, the authorities regret to announce the death directly linked to dengue of a person, which has occurred in recent weeks.

All Reunion Islanders as well as those involved in the fight against the virus must continue to be vigilant: remove all breeding sites (anything that may contain water) around homes or in public spaces, protect themselves against mosquitoes vectors of the disease (repellents, mosquito nets, long clothes, etc.).

In order to promote good practices, the photo competition “Against dengue, how do you protect yourself against mosquitoes?” Continues until December 17th.

Dengue fever situation on December 8, 2021

– Cases of dengue have been identified in 9 municipalities: Saint-Pierre, Saint-Denis, Le Port, Petite-Île, Saint-Paul, Saint-Louis, Sainte-Suzanne, Sainte-Rose and La Possession.
– Over the period, 1 cluster of cases (outbreak of dengue) was identified in the commune of Saint-Pierre (district of La Vallée).

Dengue photo contest: Vote for your favorite photo!

Launched on November 10, the photo contest “Against dengue, how do you protect yourself against mosquitoes? ” continues. Many entries were received.
20 photos have been preselected by a jury: they are put to the vote among all Reunion Islanders as of December 8 on the ARS La Réunion Facebook page. The voting will close on December 17, 2021, 12 noon.
The 5 photos having collected the most “likes” will be rewarded (from 100 to 500 euros).

As a reminder, the participants in the game must stage a means of protection which can be:
• The closing of doors / windows / shutters with mosquito net-type devices,
• The skin repellent spray,
• The bed mosquito net,
• Covering clothing,
• Insecticide diffusers: electric (to be used in a ventilated area), coils (to be used outdoors).
>> To vote for your favorite photo, go to the page Facebook Regional Health Agency Reunion.

Recommendations to fight against dengue

• Protect yourself against mosquito bites, including during the 7 days following the onset of symptoms to protect those around you;
Continue to protect yourself, even if you have been sick with dengue previously; several dengue serotypes can circulate and infection with one serotype does not protect against attack by another serotype.
• Eliminate the breeding grounds (mosquito nests): empty anything that may contain water all around your home, check the gutters, etc.
• Consult a doctor in the event of symptoms: fever, headache, muscle / joint pain, nausea, vomiting, etc. and take the sample in a medical analysis laboratory prescribed by your doctor to confirm the diagnosis of dengue fever.

• If you are sick with dengue fever:
– continue to protect yourself against mosquito bites and monitor your state of health, especially between the 4th and 8th day of illness.
– consult your doctor or an emergency service in the event of deterioration of your state of health.

Find all the information on dengue fever in Reunion on the ARS Reunion website.

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