Isolated dengue case in Catalonia, Spain; France reports two

Autumnal weather is likely to prevent any further transmission after a single locally-acquired case of dengue fever was reported in the Barcelonès region of Catalonia. Authorities have commenced vector control measures – a vector of dengue fever, the Aedes albopictus mosquito, was first identified in Spain in 2004 and it is now established along the Mediterranean coast.  

This week a single dengue infection has also been reported in a suburb of Lyon, Caluire-et-Cuire, in the Rhône-Alpes region of France. It is the first time a locally-acquired dengue infection has been reported so far north and comes not long after another (also autochthonous) case was announced in the SE town of Vallauris in the Alpes-Maritimes region, near Antibes. Read more.

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