Dengue, Zika, Chukunguya
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Dear European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control,
Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting documents which contain the following information:
The number of cases reported of Zika, Dengue and Chukunguya in the UE in the seven months of this year. This information dissagregated by age, sex and country.
Calle Juan Bravo 63, 3B
Dear Ms Rojas,
Thank you very much for contacting ECDC.
Chikungunya virus disease and dengue are vector-borne diseases that affect
50-100 million people each year. In the past decade, an increasing number
of countries have detected cases of dengue and chikungunya virus disease.
Chikungunya virus disease has been circulating in Africa and Asia and
reached the Americas, the Caribbean and the Pacific since 2013-2014.
Dengue is present in Africa, the Americas, Asia, the Caribbean and the
Pacific. In 2018, France and Spain reported autochthonous dengue cases. No
cases of either disease have been reported in continental Europe so far in
On 14 June 2019, Iceland reported four cases of chikungunya virus disease
associated with travel to Alicante, Valencian Community, Spain, from 17-31
On 21 June 2019, the Icelandic Directorate of Health issued a statement to
acknowledge that further testing did not confirm chikungunya virus disease
in the previously reported cases.
Later in June 2019, further laboratory testing showed a positive result
for another infectious disease for two of the cases.
Sources: Information from national authorities: El País, El Mundo,
Icelandic Directorate of Health. Read more about it here:
ECDC has learned, from epidemic intelligence, about an outbreak of Dengue
in Réunion, an overseas department and region of France located east of
Madagascar. You can read more about it here:
There have been no cases of zika in the EU reported to the ECDC during
2019. Please read more about it here:
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