Recently, cases of dengue fever have been reported in metropolitan France, the first indigenous case in France dating back to 2010. Long confined to a few countries (less than 10 countries a few decades ago) where there is a significant health risk, it is now found on all continents, in particular because of the increasing mobility of goods and Individuals.
Dengue fever, a disease unknown to travellers
According to the World Health Organization, 40% of the world’s population is exposed to dengue fever. Travellers are all the more vulnerable because there is no preventive vaccine, the only way to protect themselves from it is to protect themselves from the bites of the tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus). That’s why it’s essential that you are a travel insurance recipient when traveling to high-risk countries. It is very easy to get a free quote for Mondassur travel insurance.
An unusual but can-be serious illness
During your stay, be aware of the symptoms of high fever, joint pain and rash that are characteristic of dengue and that closely resemble those of a flu. In most cases, there is no need to worry: healing occurs spontaneously about ten days after the onset of infection. Although rare, dengue fever in its most severe form may require emergency hospitalization. In all cases, it is important to have appropriate medical follow-up to prevent any complications. With travel insurance and the 24/7 medical assistance platform, your health expenses will be covered wherever you are.
Leave in peace with Mondassur
Dengue can affect everyone, even healthy individuals. To avoid any eventuality, do not leave without first taking out travel insurance to cover the costs of medical repatriation and the import of medicines inaccessible to your place of residence.