As of 2 October 2023, France has reported 31 cases of locally-acquired dengue virus infection.
In Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, 4 cases in Gardanne, Bouches-du-Rhône department. Seven cases in Boulbon, also in Bouches-du-Rhône department. One case was reported in Nice, with travel history to Castellet and La Garde in the Var department.
In Occitanie region, 11 Perpignan, Pyrénées Orientales department. Six cases in Gagnières in the Gard department.
In the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region, 2 cases in Bourg les Valence, Drôme department.
Dengue is an infection found in tropical and sub-tropical climates worldwide. Dengue is spread by Aedes mosquito bites and can cause a severe flu-like illness.
All travellers to endemic regions are potentially at risk of dengue fever and should be aware of this infection.
Aedes mosquitoes are particularly persistent and aggressive. They bite between dawn and dusk.
A new dengue vaccine Qdenga® has been licensed in the UK and is awaiting JCVI recommendations for use.
Travellers developing a fever during or on return from travel are advised to seek medical attention as soon as possible.
For further information see TRAVAX dengue fever page.