Dengue virus serotype 2 (DENV-2) outbreak, French Polynesia, 2019.

Publication Type  Journal Article
Year of Publication  2019
Authors  Aubry, M.; Mapotoeke, M.; Teissier, A.; Paoaafaite, T.; Dumas-Chastang, E.; Giard, M.; Cao-Lormeau, V. M.
Journal Title  Eurosurveillance
Volume  24
Issue  29
Pages  1900407
Journal Date  2019

In 1996-97, the last dengue virus serotype 2 (DENV-2) outbreak occurred in French Polynesia. In February 2019, DENV-2 infection was detected in a traveller from New Caledonia. In March, autochthonous DENV-2 infection was diagnosed in two residents. A DENV-2 outbreak was declared on 10 April with 106 cases as at 24 June. Most of the population is not immune to DENV-2; a large epidemic could occur with risk of imported cases in mainland France.

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