France sounds alarm at dengue epidemic in Martinique
Created : 31 October 2020
There are over 7,500 laboratory-confirmed cases of dengue virus on Martinique..
“For three weeks, surveillance indicators have converged in favour of a shift in the epidemic phenomenon. However, the values remain high, well above epidemic thresholds and the recent notification of dengue-related deaths calls for vigilance,” Public Health France said in a statement.
Almost all of the island’s population centres have reported dengue cases greater than 100 cases per 10,000 inhabitants.
Public Health France called on islanders to do their part to assist in fighting dengue saying: “Individual and collective mobilization remains the best bulwark against the epidemic.
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