Dengue in Italy: Lombardy and Lazio - update 2
09 Oct 2023
Public health authorities in Italy have reported ongoing transmission of dengue in Lombardy and Lazio.
As of 2 October 2023, the total number of cases reported from the province of Lodi, Lombardy region is 27.
As of 26 September 2023, there have been 13 cases in Rome, Lazio region. Two locally-acquired dengue cases have also detected in the province of Latina, Lazio region.
Advice for Travellers
Dengue is an infection spread by mosquito bites and can cause a severe flu-like illness.
The mosquitoes which transmit dengue bite during the day, between dawn and dusk. They are particularly persistent and aggressive.
If you are travelling to an affected region, you are potentially at risk of dengue fever and should be aware of this infection.
- You can protect yourself by avoiding mosquito bites at all times.
If you develop a high temperature (fever) either during or after travelling to an affected area, you should seek medical advice as soon as possible and give details of your recent travel history.
For further information see the dengue fever page.