By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

According to ARS Reunion Wednesday, from May 10 to 16, 2,074 cases of dengue were confirmed. The epidemic continues at a high level despite the onset of the southern winter (nearly 2,000 cases confirmed each week for 4 weeks). It affects the entire territory. The West (Saint-Paul) and South (Saint-Joseph and Saint-Pierre) sectors are the most affected.

The dengue total now stands at 16,198 confirmed cases, 402 hospitalizations and 2,383 emergency visits.

The prefecture, the ARS and Public Health France regret to announce on May 12 the death of a patient which has occurred in recent days and directly linked to dengue. This brings the total deaths to 11 directly linked to dengue.

At this stage, it is not yet possible to determine whether the epidemic peak has been reached.

The authorities reiterate the importance of protecting yourself from mosquito bites (repellents, mosquito nets, long clothes, etc.). One injection is enough to get sick. In addition, it is recommended to consult a doctor immediately in case of suggestive symptoms and not to hesitate to consult again in case of worsening of his state of health.