Autochthonous dengue in two Dutch tourists visiting Département Var, southern France, July 2020

Publié le 1 octobre 2020
Mis à jour le 14 décembre 2020

We report dengue virus (DENV) infection in two Dutch tourists who visited Département Var, southern France, in July and August 2020. As some autochthonous dengue cases have occurred in Europe in recent years, awareness among physicians and public health experts about possible intermittent presence of DENV in southern Europe is important to minimise delay in diagnosis and treatment. Quick diagnosis can lead to timely action to contain the spread of vector-borne diseases and minimise transmission.

Auteur : Vermeulen Tom D, Reimerink Johan, Reusken Chantal, Giron Sandra, de Vries Peter J
Eurosurveillance, 2020, vol. 25, n°. 39, p. 1-3