Five authentic cases of dengue were detected in Viennes, in the Var, and one was identified in the Alps-Maritimes, announced by the Regional Health Agency (ARS) in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur on August 24.
The dengue fever It appears to be establishing itself in the south of France. this summer, 6 cases of indigenous people have already been detected on the Cote d’Azur.
According to PACA ARS, the five cases were discovered in Vines, Confirming the spread of the virus
in this area“She developed symptoms” between mid-July and the end of July, the health agency said Wednesday, August 24, in a press release.
One case was also detected in the Marine Alps, but these two cases They do not appear to be related at this point. According to the ARS.
Dengue fever is not transmitted from one person to another, but by the tiger mosquito. Symptoms of dengue fever are:
- High temperature,
- muscle, joint or eye pain,
Mosquito control measures were implemented by the ARS in neighborhoods where cases were identified as well as in places frequented by patients.
These interventions enable the eradication of potentially infected adult mosquitoes and the removal of breeding sites to reduce the spread of mosquitoes in these areas.ARS press release
The ARS also calls on individuals to do everything to avoid the spread of mosquitoes around their homes, To protect themselves from mosquito bites and “consult” in case of “suggestive symptoms”, In particular “if it appears within 15 days of returning from a trip to the tropics”.