Ongoing outbreak of dengue type 1 in the Autonomous Region of Madeira, Portugal: Preliminary report

C. A. Sousa, M. Clairouin, G. Seixas, B. Viveiros, M. T. Novo, A. C. Silva, M. T. Escoval, A. Economopoulou

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Abstract

Following the identification of two autochthonous cases of dengue type 1 on 3 October 2012, an outbreak of dengue fever has been reported in Madeira, Portugal. As of 25 November, 1,891 cases have been detected on the island where the vector Aedes aegypti had been established in some areas since 2005. This event represents the first epidemic of dengue fever in Europe since 1928 and concerted control measures have been initiated by local health authorities.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEurosurveillance
Volume17
Issue number49
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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