Ongoing outbreak of dengue type 1 in the Autonomous Region of Madeira, Portugal: preliminary report.

Autor(es): Sousa C A; Clairouin M; Seixas G; Viveiros B; Novo M T; Silva A C; Escoval M T; Economopoulou A

Resumo: Following the identification of two autochthonous cases of dengue type 1 on 3 October 2012, an outbreak of dengue fever has been reported in Madeira, Portugal. As of 25 November, 1,891 cases have been detected on the island where the vector Aedes aegypti had been established in some areas since 2005. This event represents the first epidemic of dengue fever in Europe since 1928 and concerted control measures have been initiated by local health authorities.

Imprenta: Euro Surveillance : Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles = European Communicable Disease Bulletin, v. 17, n. 49, p ii, 20333, 2012

Descritores: Aedes aegypti - Flaviviridae ; Aedes aegypti - Pathogenesis ; Aedes aegypti - Proteins ; Aedes aegypti - Antibodies ; Aedes aegypti - Viral infections ; Aedes aegypti - virus ; Aedes aegypti - Transmission ; Aedes aegypti - Dengue ; Aedes aegypti - Epidemic ; Aedes aegypti - Epidemiology ; Aedes aegypti - Public health

Data de publicação: 2012