Published On: Thu, Feb 14th, 2013

Madeira dengue outbreak still ongoing, 28 cases reported in 2013

Although by all measures the dengue fever outbreak on the Portuguese island of Madeira, which began in early October 2012, has decreased significantly, the outbreak is still ongoing after the first month of the new year, according to a European Centre of Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) Epidemiological Update Feb. 14.


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As of 3 February 2013, the Portuguese Ministry of Health has reported 2,164 cases of dengue infection from the Autonomous Region of Madeira since 3 October 2012. No deaths or cases of severe dengue have been reported. All reported cases refer to the resident population of the island.

There has been 28 cases reported since the beginning of 2013.

According to ECDC numbers, seventy-eight patients have been diagnosed in European countries with dengue infection after returning from Madeira: 11 in mainland Portugal, 23 in the UK, 19 in Germany, three in France, five in Sweden, seven in Finland, two in Denmark, two in Austria, and two in Norway. Croatia, Slovenia, Spain and Switzerland have all reported one case each. The latest case was reported on 1 February 2013 from Finland.

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