Health Dengue: three new outbreaks identified in Guadeloupe

Dengue: three new outbreaks identified in Guadeloupe

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For the past two weeks, the authorities have recorded fewer cases suggestive of the disease in Guadeloupe. We went from 160 cases estimated per week to a hundred. Since the start of the epidemic, 9,230 cases clinically suggestive of dengue fever have been estimated in general practice. In the past four weeks, nearly 500 cases clinically suggestive of the disease have consulted a general practitioner.

The most affected commune is Vieux-Habitants with 72 cases per 10,000 inhabitants, followed by the commune of Saint-François with 39 cases per 10,000 inhabitants. The vector control unit has identified three new epidemic foci in the municipalities of Deshaies (Caféière), Vieux-Fort (route de Matouba), Sainte-Rose (Desbonnes). Previously, outbreaks had already been identified in Bouillante (Poirier and Birloton), Gosier (Bellevue), Pointe à Pitre (Bas du Fort) and Petit-Bourg (La Grippière).

However, according to Public Health France, 11 municipalities out of the 32 in the archipelago do not report any clinically suggestive case of dengue. They nevertheless specify that five communes are currently without sentinel doctors. In the past four weeks, three emergency visits required hospitalization. Since the start of the epidemic, there have been 391 emergency visits linked to symptoms of dengue fever. 85 of them required hospitalization but no serious form was reported by an intensive care or intensive care unit.

In Guadeloupe, the majority serotype is DENV-2: it is found in 91% of cases, however, the serotypes DENV-1 and DENV-3 also circulate.

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