Dengue epidemic in Martinique
20 October 2020
The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has reported an increase in the number of dengue cases in Martinique. From 4 November 2019 to 27 September 2020, 20,520 suspected dengue cases were recorded, including eight severe cases and ten deaths. Of these cases, 7,790 were reported in September 2020, including one severe case and seven deaths.
Advice for travellers
- All travellers to endemic regions are potentially at risk of dengue fever, and should be aware of this infection. Prevention relies on avoiding mosquito bites at all times.
- Travellers developing a fever during or on return from travel are advised to seek medical attention as soon as possible.
Information and advice for travellers on dengue fever is available on the TRAVAX (for health professionals) and fitfortravel (for the general public) websites.
Source: TRAVAX, 12 October 2020