Over the past few weeks, the anti-vector measures implemented by the ARS teams, associated with weather conditions less favorable for the development of mosquitoes, have made it possible to significantly reduce the transmission of the virus.
However, dengue fever is still spreading weakly across the island, which raises fears of a resumption of the epidemic with the onset of summer.
In this context, the people of Réunion are encouraged to be vigilant by protecting themselves from dengue, mosquitoes and disease vectors (insect repellents, long clothing, mosquito nets, etc.) and removing all breeding sites (anything that may contain water) around their home.
In addition, the photo contest “Against dengue, how to protect yourself from mosquitoes?” Until November 28.
Since January 1, 2021:
29,781 confirmed cases (after data integration)
4133 emergency visits
20 deaths directly related to dengue fever
Dengue case on November 25, 2021 (data from the French Regional Public Health Unit, ARS)
9 municipalities affected by the spread of dengue fever:
The virus spreads mainly in Saint-Pierre and Saint-Denis.
Isolated cases were identified in Saint-Paul, Saint-Louis, Entre Deux, Le Tampon, La Possession, Petite Ile and Salazie.
No case clusters (dengue outbreak) were identified during the period.
Photo Quiz Game: A few more days to participate!
On November 10, the Prefecture and ARS La Réunion launched the photo competition “Against dengue, how to protect yourself from mosquitoes?”.
The goal is to start a participatory process for the residents, by offering them to take pictures showing the protections used to protect themselves from mosquitoes that carry dengue (Aedes albopictus or tiger mosquito) and engaging in their thinking of the most. effective method.
These protections can be:
Close doors/windows/curtains with mosquito net-type devices
Skin repellent spray
bed mosquito net
Repeller diffuser (electric, coil, etc.).
Candidates still have a few days to participate, before November 28 at midnight.
The rules and conditions for participation in the competition are available:
On the ARS website: https://www.lareunion.ars.sante.fr/reglement-du-jeu-concours-contre-la-dengue-comment-vous-protegez-vous-des-moustiques
Or upon request by e-mail to: [email protected]
Recommendations for fighting dengue fever
Protect yourself from mosquito bites, including during the seven days after the onset of symptoms to protect those around you;
. Continue to protect yourself, even if you have previously had dengue; Many serotypes of dengue can be spread and infection with one serotype does not protect against attack by another.
Eliminate breeding areas (mosquito nests): Vacuum anything that may contain water around your home, check gutters, etc.
Consult a doctor if symptoms appear: fever, headache, muscle/joint pain, nausea, vomiting, etc., and take the sample at the medical analysis laboratory prescribed by your doctor to confirm the diagnosis of dengue.
If you are sick with dengue fever:
o Continue to protect yourself from mosquito bites and monitor your health, especially between the fourth and eighth day of illness.
o Consult your doctor or emergency service if your health condition deteriorates.
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