Dengue is spreading in Europe: how worried should we be?
The post-COVID travel boom combined with a warm summer have led to dengue outbreaks in Italy and France.
The resumption of international travel after the COVID19 pandemic has brought more travellers back from dengue-endemic areas. As of 27 October, France reported 1,414 imported instances of dengue; in 65% of cases, individuals had arrived from Martinique (550) and Guadeloupe (369). By contrast, only 217 imported cases were reported in 2022 and 164 in 2021.
As of 25 October, 105 locally transmitted cases have been reported in southern Europe, including 66 in Italy, 36 in France and 3 in Spain, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.
The local outbreak in Italy, which has Europe’s largest A. albopictus population, centred around the Lombardy and Lazio regions and included 28 cases in Rome.
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