Tiger Mosquito: Here is the map of the 71 divisions in the red vigilant state

Tiger Mosquito: Here is the map of the 71 divisions in the red vigilant state

In May 2023, the “Aedes albopictus” mosquito, commonly known as the tiger mosquito, invaded 71% of the national territory. According to Vigilance-moustiques.com, 71 French departments are currently on red alert, as this mosquito is declared farmed and active.

Very extreme vigilance is required. In recent years, the presence of the “Aedes albopictus” mosquito, commonly known as the tiger mosquito, has increased sharply in France.

According to the site vigilance-mosquitoes.comAs a brand partner of mosquito repellent products, four new departments were recently put on red alert, bringing the total number of departments where tiger mosquitoes are aggressively present to 71.

This vigil relates in particular to Ain, Aisne, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Hautes-Alpes, Alpes-Maritimes, Ardèche, Ariège, Aude, Aveyron, Bouches-du-Rhône, Cantal, Charente, Charente-Maritimes, Cher, Correze, South Corsica, Haute-Corse, Cote Dor, Dordogne, Doubs, Drome, Garonne, Haute-Garonne, Gers, Gironde, Hérault, Indri, Indri and Loire, Isère, Jura and Landes.

To this long list can also be added Loir-et-Cher, Loire, Loire-Atlantique, Loiret, Lot, Lot-et-Garonne, Lozère, Maine-et-Loire, Mayenne, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Nièvre, Puy-de -Dôme, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Hautes-Pyrénées, Pyrénées-Orientales, Bas-Rhin, Haut-Rhin, Rhône, Saône-et-Loire, Ille-et-Vilaine, Allier, Haute-Loire, Savoie, Haute-Savoie, Paris , Seine-et-Marne, Yvelines, Deux-Sèvres, Tarn, Tarn-et-Garonne, Var, Vaucluse, Vendée, Vienne, Haute-Vienne, Essonne, Hauts-de-Seine, Seine-Saint-Denis, Val-de Marne and Val d’Oise.

9 outbreaks in France in 2022

According to vigilance-moustiques.com, specific monitoring of tiger mosquitoes, of tropical origin, has become necessary in recent years due to the health alerts caused by this type of mosquito.

“The tiger mosquito is a potential vector of dangerous diseases (dengue fever, chikungunya and to a lesser extent the Zika virus), which suffers regular epidemic episodes in tourist areas (particularly in our overseas provinces) and which is highly valued by French and European travelers, who thus represent Many risk factors returned to France, “we can read.

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In 2022, France experienced 9 epidemic outbreaks and 65 local cases. But the health authorities want at all costs to avoid the Italian scenario of 2009. In that year, a person carrying chikungunya arrived in the country during the month of June. A month later, the first purebred case was announced. In August, at least 300 cases were identified.

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