Dengue fever in France

10 August 2021

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The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has reported that, as of 29 July 2021, one confirmed case of dengue fever has been reported. The case was detected in the Var department in south-eastern France.

Advice for travellers

Dengue is an infection spread by mosquito bites that can cause a severe flu-like illness. All travellers to endemic regions are potentially at risk of dengue fever and should: 

  • be aware of dengue fever 
  • avoid mosquito bites 
  • seek medical attention as soon as possible if they develop a fever during or on return from travel

Information and advice for travellers on dengue is available on the TRAVAX (for health professionals) and fitfortravel (for the general public) websites.

Source: TRAVAX, 5 August 2021