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Dengue is reaching record numbers of infections and is spreading across Europe and the United States

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Dengue is a disease caused by a virus transmitted by the bite of a mosquito that usually associates with tropical countries; However, in recent years it has extended to regions where it was not usual, as United States, Italy, FrancePlease register cases for the first time in years Spainparticularly in the regions of Catalonia And Ibiza.

Acquired with an article of The Conversationthe illness has reached a case record in 2023following the trend that has been observed in previous years, the notified cases may be made between 2021 and 2022 they increased to more than the doubleranging from 1.2 to 2.8 million.

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It grows by more than 20 hundred in Europe

The possibility that illness was endemic in Europe is latent. Photo: Archive

And although in detail the incidence continues to affect mainly the tropical areas of America, Asia y Africain recent years a significant increase has been observed in older regions, such as Europe, mainly in the southern nations of the continent, where even since the decade of 1970 it has been present, by 2022 the cases have increased by 20 percent compared to the previous year.

This type of contagion is a new indigenous case; It is clear that the contagion occurred locally within that region and there are no major events in other regions. At the same time, in the regions where illness is historically more common, as in Peruthe Pandemic has historical consequences both in contagions and in deaths, which has led to the declaration of the state of emergency in distinct regions.

This is and how it is transmitted

Containers with dried water facilitate the propagation of mosquitoes. Photo: Archive

Dengue is a disease caused by one of the four serotypes dengue virus (DENV), which is transmitted by the bite of infected mosquitoes of the kind Aedes aegypti y, in the middle of the day, Aedes albopictuseverything that is fed by human blood and transmit the virus through your saliva.

After an incubation period of three to ten days, the infected person takes a clinical picture that includes fibre, head pain, muscular harassment, pain in the joints, nausea y vomits. Severe dengue cases can include hemorrhages, organic failure and death.

How to avoid propagation

The increase in temperature has increased the areas where it propagates. Photo: Archive

The propagation of mosquitoes is facilitated by the presence of dry water in containers with water, unused swimming pools, old tires, between others, so eliminating these sources of propagation can be vital to prevent this disease and other mosquito transmitters, such as Zika and chikungunya.

Asimism, el climate change It is one of the factors that has contributed to increasing the number of cases in traditionally hot areas, as mosquitoes can survive in temperatures above 10 degrees centigrade.

In this way, the possibility of the illness occurring endemic in Europe has increased, so that the authorities of this continent are focusing on the vigilance of cases and education for their prevention.

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