Recently, cases of dengue fever have been reported in Europe, the first indigenous case in Europe and specifically in France dating back to 2010. Long been confined to a few countries (fewer than 10 countries years ago) where there is a significant health risk, the dengue fever is now found on every continent, particularly due to the increasing mobility of goods and people.
The dengue fever, a disease unknown to travellers
According to the World Health Organization, 40% of the population is exposed to dengue fever. Travellers are particularly vulnerable since there is no preventive vaccine, the only way to protect oneself from dengue fever is to prevent tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) bites. Therefore, it is essential that you purchase a travel insurance when travelling in countries at risk. It is very easy to get free quote for a Mondassur travel insurance on Mondassur.
Rarely, dengue fever can be severe
During your stay, pay attention to symptoms such as high fever, joint pain and rash which are characteristics of dengue fever and strongly resemble those of flu. In most cases, there is no need to worry: the healing occurs spontaneously 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 an appropriate medical supervision to prevent any complications. With your travel insurance and medical assistance platform available 24h/24 and 7/7, your medical expenses will be covered anywhere.
Travel with peace of mind with Mondassur
Dengue fever can affect anyone, even healthy individuals. To be prepared for any situation, do not leave without purchasing first a travel insurance that supports the costs of repatriation and sending of unavailable medicine in your place of stay.