Madeira Dengue Fever Outbreak update - weekly number of new cases reported locally continue to decrease. End of weekly updates.
- total number of confirmed cases 2103
- total cumulated hospitalized cases 122
- number of patients currently hospitalized 1
- Number of cases reported by non-resident citizens with recent stay in Madeira: 58
The prevention recommendations remain in place as well as actions to reduce local transmission and export of the Aedes aegypti mosquito vector.
ECDC maintains there is no trade or travel restriction beyond disinfestation. The ECDC in is weekly "Communicable Disease Threats report", Week 49, 2-8 December 2012 reconfirmed there are no trade or travel restrictions to and from Madeira as did the National Health Authorities in the update of 19-12-2012 below
"The epidemiological situation does not imply the need for any trade or travel restriction beyond the disinfestation policies currently implemented"
Comunicado do Diretor-Geral da Saúde sobre casos de dengue na Região Autónoma da Madeira "DGS"
ECDC "Epidemiological update: Outbreak of dengue in Madeira, Portugal" 13 December 2012
Analysis: ZINO - Consultadoria
Comments and Analysis by ZINO
The updated figures indicate that the outbreak has peaked and despite an important decrease of the number of notified cases reported, the outbreak is still on-going. Therefore, more cases among the island’s population as well as among returning tourists should be expected.
The main breeding period of the dengue mosquito vector, Aedes aegypti, will continue until the beginning of next year and coincides with a peak in the number of visitors to the island over the Christmas holidays.
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