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By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

Ansa Health and Wellness reports (computer translated) a locally transmitted dengue fever infection in an individual from a rural village in the Veneto region of Italy.

Aedes albopictus

The 54 year old patient is believed to have contracted the virus after a relative who traveled to Indonesia in was diagnosed July. The individual did not have a history of traveling abroad.

He presented with flu-like symptoms for four days and other members of the family, who are currently in good health and have not been hospitalized, presented the same symptoms, which lasted a few days.

The case was confirmed by a laboratory in Padua.

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control says this is the first case of locally-acquired dengue infection reported by Italy.

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Aedes aegypti mosquito