Tiger mosquito: monitoring of arthropod viruses in France – 05/27/2022 – News

Made possible by commitment to the announcement of cases by clinicians and laboratories, monitoring of 3 arboviruses (chikungunya, dengue and Zika) transmitted by tiger mosquitoes aims to establish vector control around potential cases of the virus, in areas where mosquitoes are present to prevent a local transmission cycle.

Thus, from 1Verse As of 20 May 2022, 13 imported cases of dengue have been diagnosed in the Region (in Ile-de-France, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Occitanie and Nouvelle-Aquitaine). No cases of chikungunya and Zika have been reported.

Public Health France is also taking advantage of this epidemic watch to assess the right things to do to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes: wear loose-fitting and covered clothes, use mosquito repellent, sleep under a mosquito net, connect electric diffusers, use coils outdoors and air conditioning indoors.

The Foundation also states that if symptoms appear (joint pain, muscle aches, headache, rash with or without fever, conjunctivitis, etc.) upon returning from a stay in one of the areas deemed “at risk”, It is recommended to consult a doctor.

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