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Dengue in islands of the French Antilles (Update 2)

29 Jan 2021

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) reports continued transmission of dengue in islands of the French Antilles.

Guadeloupe has reported 22,800 cases (including 2 deaths) from October 2019 to 9 January 2021.

Saint Martin has reported 2,700 cases (including 1 death) from January 2020 to 9 January 2021.

Saint Barthelemy has reported 1,435 cases from April 2020 to 9 January 2021.

Martinique has reported 32,650 cases (including 17 deaths) from November 2019 to 9 January 2021.

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.

For further information see the dengue fever page.