First two autochthonous dengue virus infections in metropolitan France, September 2010

G La Ruche, Y Souarès, A Armengaud, F Peloux-Petiot, P Delaunay, P Desprès, A Lenglet, F Jourdain, I Leparc-Goffart, F Charlet, L Ollier, K Mantey, T Mollet, J P Fournier, R Torrents, K Leitmeyer, P Hilairet, H Zeller, Wim Van Bortel, D Dejour-SalamancaM Grandadam, M Gastellu-Etchegorry

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Abstract

In September 2010, two cases of autochthonous dengue fever were diagnosed in metropolitan France for the first time. The cases occurring in Nice, southeast France, where Aedes albopictus is established, are evidence of dengue virus circulation in this area. This local transmission of dengue calls for further enhanced surveillance, active case finding and vector control measures to reduce the spread of the virus and the risk of an epidemic.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEurosurveillance
Volume15
Issue number39
Pages (from-to)19676
ISSN1560-7917
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Antigens, Viral
  • Dengue
  • Dengue Virus
  • Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
  • France
  • Humans
  • Immunoglobulin G
  • Immunoglobulin M
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Molecular Typing
  • Population Surveillance
  • Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Urban Population
  • Case Reports
  • Journal Article

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