Dengue fever. Mosquito control operation in Montauban

Mosquito control operations targeting the tiger mosquito, which can transmit dengue fever, are being carried out around the Montauban station in Tarn-and-Garonne. An infected person went to this area.

Mosquito control operations targeting the tiger mosquito, which can transmit dengue fever, are being carried out around the Montauban station. / CC BY / coniferconifer

The fight against dengue and mosquitoes continues. Mosquito control operations will be carried out in the coming days in Montauban In Tarn-et-Garonne, she announcesRegional Health Agency of Occitanie (ARS) In a joint press release with the governorate, issued on Wednesday evening, September 21st.

These mosquito control operations will be more accurate Near Montauban station. The goal is to “eliminate any mosquitoes that are potentially infected and potentially carrying dengue fever,” ARS explains. The idea is to “avoid synthesizing a local chain of dengue virus transmission”.

These operations are being carried out because “the regional health agency in Occitanie has received Report of a confirmed case of dengue fever From someone who stayed in Montauban at the end of August. The press release said the person, who is originally from the Grand Est, has now been cured.

Dengue fever case detected in Montauban

That there is a case of dengue on the soil of metropolitan France is trivial. This disease, which is generally mild, usually occurs in the tropics. “Most of the time, the dengue cases reported in mainland France are cases who contracted the disease while staying in a tropical area. They came back infected, we are talking about imported cases,” ARS explains.

“However, the tiger mosquito found in our territory is capable, If you bite an injured person returning from a tripto transmit the virus after a few days to a person who has not traveled. Then we talk about the situation of the indigenous population. »

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The disease can then appear in a person who has been bitten within an average of 4 to 7 days after the bite. Still, according to the ARS, “a condition of this type can occur in places frequented by the affected person.”

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