PAPEETE, April 29, 2019 – Twelve local cases and two cases of imported dengue 2 were confirmed since the beginning of 2019 Tahiti is in the process of epidemic affected communities & # 39 are Papeete (Taunoa), Mahina, Faa & # 39; a. The walls are in alert phase: the affected joint Papetoai. The other islands of French Polynesia are still deprived.
Dengue type-tion was circulated in the country since 2000, the population of poorly immunized, and the epidemic could be far-reaching consequences. People under the age of 20 years and arrived in French Polynesia since 2000 are most exposed to risk of infection.
In addition to measures for the control of vectors, which are carried out by the Office of Health (Center for Hygiene and Public Health) with the assistance of the community, each player may limit the extent of the epidemic through actions: 1) to avoid infection: exclude weekly nests around your home and your workplace ; Protect yourself from mosquito bites (repellents, mosquito nets, heralds …). 2) If you have a temperature above 38 ° C, consult your doctor. This is especially important if you just go to Tahiti and other islands of French Polynesia, untouched by the virus. 3) If you have dengue fever: protect yourself from mosquito bites within 10 days; limit your movements, not infect other regions.
In its latest bulletin monitoring the health status, the health department said that the type 2 dengue epidemic continues to Tahiti, and a warning is triggered in Moore. Nine indigenous cases of dengue 2 were confirmed over the past two weeks in September and two in week 16. Week 15 April 29 12 2 dengue indigenous confirmed cases have been reported since the beginning of March. Dengue outbreak was declared 2 April 10, 2019 in Tahiti (affected city: Papeete Mahina, Faa & # 39; a). Walls is in the stage of readiness (the affected joint Papetoai).
Type 1 dengue remains outstanding in Tahiti, Moorea, Raiatea, Tahaa, Huahine 27 confirmed cases and six probable cases (17 cases in week 15 and 16 cases in the 16th week).