Dengue fever: a second autochthonous case detected in metropolitan France

The victim of this infectious disease, transmitted by the bite of a tiger mosquito, is now cured, the Regional Health Agency said in a statement. The presence of tiger mosquitoes has already been recorded in nearly 67 departments, but it is relatively rare for cases of autochthonous dengue fever to be declared in mainland France.

Since the beginning of the year, only one other case had been reported at the end of July in Perpignan in the eastern Pyrenees. Last year, two cases were detected, including one already in the Var. To these figures are added every year the cases of sick people diagnosed on their return from a trip overseas or abroad.

A case of autochthonous dengue fever corresponds to the development of dengue fever following a bite from a tiger mosquito in mainland France.

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