According to the Diario online tonight the authorities here in Madeira have today admitted that they have observed recent increased activity of the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, which is responsible for transmitting Dengue Fever. Apparently activity has been monitored as growing since week 22 of 2015 according to the Regional Health Department. In its latest figures it states that in week 31 (commencing 27.07.2015) they recorded the highest peak of activity this year. In week 32 (commencing 03.08.2015) there was a slight decline in activity (down 4.6% on the previous week).
Before people become too alarmed, the statistics reported this year are only one third of the levels recorded at the start of outbreak of 2012, but obviously visitors should take every precaution.