ten cases of dengue fever reported in 2023 in Luxembourg

ten cases of dengue fever reported in 2023 in Luxembourg
ten cases of dengue fever reported in 2023 in Luxembourg

The tiger mosquito can be a vector of several infectious diseases such as dengue, chikungunya or zika. So, what is the situation in Luxembourg?

In a parliamentary response addressed to the Green MP, François Bausch, the Minister of Health, Martine Deprez, took stock of the situation of tiger mosquitoes in the Grand Duchy. As a reminder, in July 2023, “Aedes albopictus” eggs were discovered in the municipality of Mamer and in the town of Roeser in 2022. There, an adult was also found.

Since then, an application called “MosquitoAlert” has been launched with the aim of establishing the presence or not of these invasive species in the country. The Minister of Health indicates that communication to promote this application will be relaunched on social networks before the summer holidays scheduled for July 16.

No cases of chikungunya or zika

Martine Deprez also specified, in her parliamentary response, that ten cases of dengue fever were reported in 2023. In 2022, only two cases were recorded. People who contracted this infectious disease had an average age of 35.4 years. They had, in addition, made trips to Martinique, Mexico, Ivory Coast, India, Vietnam, and even French Polynesia.

While 2024 data is not yet available, no cases have been reported for diseases such as zika and chikungunya.

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