13 cases of dengue reported in a week in Reunion: let’s stay mobilized!

In their last weekly bulletin, the Prefecture of Reunion and the ARS announce 13 cases of dengue for the period from September 7 to 13.

During the past two weeks, 12 municipalities were still affected by the circulation of the virus. The prefecture and the ARS remind the population of the importance of preventive measures to curb the circulation of the virus during this southern winter: eliminate the breeding sites by emptying anything that may contain water around their home, consult a doctor in the event of symptoms, protect yourself and those around you against mosquito bites.

Epidemiological situation on September 15, 2020
(data from the French Regional Public Health Unit)

Over the past 2 weeks, 12 municipalities have reported cases: Saint Paul, Le Port, Saint Leu, Trois Bassins, Etang Salé, Sainte Marie, Saint Joseph, Saint André, Saint Louis, Saint Pierre, Bras Panon and Sainte Rose.

Over the past 4 weeks, only the municipalities of Saint-Philippe, Salazie and Plaine des Palmistes have not reported a case.

Since the beginning of the year :
• Almost 15,900 confirmed indigenous cases
• 675 hospitalizations
• 1,747 emergency room visits
• 19 deaths (including 9 directly related to dengue)

The main groupings of cases are:

West region
• Saint Leu (Bois de Nèfles Piton, Piton Saint-Leu)
• Trois Bassins (Downtown)
• The Port (EDF factory)
• Saint Paul (Les Chocas)

South region
• Saint Joseph (Butor, Matuta)
• Saint Peter (Holy Land)

Eastern region
• Saint André (Cambuston)

North region
• Sainte Denis (Montgaillard)

The ARS vector control teams continue their day and night mosquito control interventions, by applying barrier measures against the spread of Covid-19.

These treatments against the proliferation of mosquitoes are essential to fight against dengue fever and must be accompanied by preventive measures implemented by the population of Reunion.

Mosquito control operations in Villèle

As part of the fight against dengue, the Reunion Regional Health Agency (ARS) will carry out mosquito control in Villèle.

ARS agents will carry out night spraying from Wednesday 16 to Thursday 17 September 2020.

If the circulation of the dengue virus slows down in the island – 13 cases were identified last week – vigilance must remain constant in Saint-Paul where the epidemic is still present.

898 addresses are affected in the Villèle sector.

Note that in the event of unforeseen events (unfavorable weather: rain, winds, or equipment breakdown), these treatments will be postponed until the next day.

Recommendations to fight against dengue

• Eliminate the breeding grounds: empty anything that may contain water all around your home.
• Consult a doctor in case of symptoms: fever, headache, pain
muscles / joints, nausea, vomiting, fatigue …
• Protect yourself and those around you against mosquito bites
These protective measures also apply to people who have already contracted dengue.

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