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Since January 2023, the Guadeloupe, Saint-Martin and Saint-Barthélemy Health Agency and Public Health France have noted an upsurge in the number of dengue cases in Guadeloupe.

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Around 425 clinically suggestive cases of dengue fever have been recorded since January 2023.

The confirmed cases were distributed in 13 municipalities of the archipelago: Les Abymes, Baie-Mahault, Basse-Terre, Capesterre-Belle-Eau, Deshaies, Le Gosier, Le Moule, Pointe-Noire, Saint-Claude, Saint-François, Sainte-Anne, Sainte-Rose, Trois-Rivières.

An increasing circulation of dengue fever in the Caribbean basin, flows of travelers around important events (various festivals) and the hurricane season are all factors that could quickly give rise to fears of a spread of the disease throughout the territory and a dengue epidemic.

The “empty, reverse, throw away” recommendations are more necessary than ever and concern us all, both individually and collectively, to eliminate mosquito breeding sites.

The application of these recommendations is everyone’s business.

We remind you that in the event of the appearance of suggestive symptoms (high fever and/or headaches and/or body aches, etc.):

– it is important to consult a doctor and avoid taking aspirin and anti-inflammatories.
– it is recommended to use anti-mosquito body products, long clothes, mosquito nets to limit transmission to those around you.

The ARS continues most of its actions in terms of vector control:

  • 🔎 Reinforced epidemiological surveillance maintained in conjunction with Public Health France
  • 💬 Implementation of communication actions
  • 😷 Reinforcement of interventions and actions around the sick

    The ARS recalls that the effectiveness of these measures will however be very limited without the firm involvement of all public actors but also of the population.

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