Current incidence of the disease at a glance, recommendations and mandatory vaccination by country 10.10.2023

10. 10. 2023


Burkina Faso

Since the beginning of the year, around 3 620 suspected cases have been reported in the Haut-Bassins (W) region. 28 people died. Take care to protect against mosquitoes, which are mostly diurnal. Vaccination is possible from February 2023.


Costa Rica

Around 10,240 cases have been reported since the beginning of this year. In 2022, around 7,500 suspected cases were registered. The last serious outbreak of dengue fever, with approximately 49 900 cases, was registered in 2013. Take care to protect against mosquitoes, which are mostly diurnal. Vaccination is possible from February 2023.



At the beginning of October, the media reported on the increase of parasites in Paris. One in ten households is said to be affected. The insects have also reportedly been spotted in subways, movie theaters, trains and hotels. The government there will address the issue, particularly with a view to the 2024 Olympics. Domestic bedbugs (Cimex lectularius) do not transmit diseases, they bite mainly at night and stay in cracks and crevices during the day. Parasites have been on the rise globally in recent years.



In August, 4 local infections were recorded in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône (S). Authorities have taken measures to combat mosquitoes. By the beginning of September, further local infections were recorded in the Alpes-Maritimes (SO) and Pyrénées Orientales (S). At the end of September, 3 cases were reported to the Drôme department (SO), of which 2 were confirmed. The first local infections were reported in France in 2010. The mosquito vector was first detected in the south of the country in 2004. Take care to protect against mosquitoes, which are mostly active during the day.



Authorities declared an outbreak in late September. Around 500 suspected cases and 78 confirmed infections have been reported this year. Pay attention to protection against mainly diurnal mosquito vectors. Vaccination is possible from February 2023.



Earlier this October, Arkansas state health officials confirmed a local infection in Saline County. In mid-August, the first local case of tropical malaria in the state of Maryland in more than 40 years was reported in the Washington metropolitan area. In mid-June this year, health authorities in the state of Texas confirmed a local infection (malaria tertiana) in Cameron County. For the first time in 20 years, 7 locally acquired cases of tertian malaria have been confirmed in the state of Florida since May. Authorities are warning of mosquito-borne diseases in Florida. Malaria is very rare in the USA, the last time 8 local cases of tertian malaria were reported in Palm Beach County (Florida) in 2003. Pay extra attention to mosquito repellent.


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