The cases of Dengue in Reunion are on the decline: confirming “the passage into an inter-epidemic period”.
From 23 to 29 August, 34 cases of dengue were confirmed (against 83 the previous week after consolidation of the data).
The number of cases and the main indicators (hospitalizations, emergency room visits) continue to decline, confirming the transition to an inter-epidemic period. However, it is noted that the number of cases remains higher at this time of the year than in previous years.
The dengue virus continues to circulate in 17 municipalities. The West region is still the most affected. Nearly 70% of cases are recorded in the municipalities of Saint-Paul, Saint-Pierre and Saint-Leu.
In order to curb the epidemic and protect themselves from severe forms of the disease, the population and those involved in the fight against dengue must continue individual and collective protection measures: apply repellents to protect themselves from mosquito bites, eliminate anything that may contain water (breeding grounds), consult your doctor in case of symptoms.
Dengue fever situation on September 8, 2021
(data from the French Public Health Unit in the region, ARS)
- Over the last two weeks, the number of cases has fallen in all the municipalities; the confirmed cases are distributed in 17 municipalities (absence of cases in Cilaos, Salazie, Bras Panon, Sainte-Suzanne, Entre-Deux, Petite Ile and La Plaine des Palmistes).
-Almost 70% of cases are recorded in the municipalities of Saint-Paul, Saint-Pierre and Saint-Leu.
-The western sector records the majority of cases; Saint-Paul remains the town where the virus circulates the most (40% of cases in the region) and the number of cases is stabilizing in the South.
In addition, clusters of cases (outbreaks of dengue fever) have been identified in the following neighborhoods:
- Saint-Louis (Le Bois de Nèfles)
- Saint-Pierre (The Ravine des Cabris)
Since January 1, 2021
- 29,663 confirmed cases
- 1,081 hospitalizations
- 4,069 emergency visits
- 20 deaths directly linked to dengue