Dengue fever alert in Italy. A resident of Forli County, while returning from a holiday abroad, tested positive for dengue. This was reported by Ausl Romagna. Currently the patient’s conditions in the hospital are not serious.
Dengue fever is a viral disease that spreads widely in different parts of the world (South America, Africa and Asia) and is transmitted through the bite of different species of mosquitoes, including the tiger mosquito. There is no possibility of human-to-human transmission, but infection only occurs between human and animal.
as a precaution, Gateway management (the municipality of residence of the patient who tested positive), in cooperation with the hygiene and public health services Forlì-Cesena, He ordered a purge intervention. But what are the risks? Let’s get into the details.
Dengue fever alert in Italy, first case in the province of Forli
A resident of Gatio in County Forli, while returning from a trip abroad, tested positive for dengue. This was reported by Ausl Romagna. At the moment, the patient’s condition in hospital is not serious. For preventive purposes, the Gatteo municipal administration, in cooperation with the hygiene and public health services Forlì-Cesena, has created, Disinfection within 100 meters of the patient’s home has been shown to be positive. Intervention is provided for in the regional directive. The operations that started yesterday evening will continue for three nights.
What is dengue fever and what are the risks in Italy
Dengue fever is a viral disease spread in different parts of the world (South America, Africa and Asia) and is transmitted by the bite of several species of mosquitoes, including the tiger mosquito. There is no possibility of human-to-human transmission, but infection only occurs between human and animal.
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In an interview with Adnkronos, Andrea Crisantidirector of the Department of Molecular Medicine at the University of Padua, explained:Dengue fever is a disease transmitted by mosquitoes of the genus Aedes, which is one of the most important problems worldwide. The situation in Italy? In our country, the main vector of dengue, the Aedes aegypti mosquito, is certainly not present, has not been demonstrated recently in local breeding. This is good news. But there are certainly other types of Aedes mosquitoes infesting Italy. This is the case, for example, of the Aedes albopictus mosquito, the tiger mosquito, which has a low ability to transmit dengue but transmits chikungunya. So it is a supervisory position that we should have“.
He concludes: “Italy has also recently witnessed bouts of transmission of tropical diseases such as chikungunya, of which many cases have been recorded. This is an arthropod virus with characteristics similar to dengue fever. The way to respond, once any state has been identified and the origin must be local, is to immediately sanitize the area. If it is true that in Italy we have never experienced bouts of internal transmission of dengue, then it must be said In Europe there was a big epidemic in the past years in Madeira, Portugal, which lasted quite a bit, it took 4-5 years to come out“.