It has been several years now since the tiger mosquito settled in Alsace. This large striped individual loves our region and can then sometimes spread diseases such as dengue fever, zika or chikungunya through its bites. On this subject, this night, between September 8 and 9, a mosquito control operation is carried out in two Strasbourg districts. We take stock.
It was the Grand Est Regional Health Agency (ARS Grand Est) who announced the news via a Press release this Thursday, September 8. The organization states that “Following the identification in Strasbourg of a case of dengue in a person who had recently stayed in a tropical country where the disease is present, a mosquito control operation, aimed at destroying and preventing the proliferation of tiger mosquitoes potentially carrying the disease, is scheduled for the night of Thursday 8 to Friday 9 September in two districts of Strasbourg ».
Anti-mosquito operation at the Orangerie and on the Place d’Austerlitz
The neighborhoods concerned? Place d’Austerlitz and the Orangerie district. Why ? Quite simply because these are the areas that the infected person has frequented. Still according to the ARS, “the epidemiological and entomological investigations carried out by the health authorities have led the identification of two areas frequented in Strasbourg by this person during the period of viraemia (duration during which the virus being present in the blood, a mosquito biting this person can then infect others)”.
So tonight an insecticide operation will take place at the Orangerie and on the Place d’Austerlitz. In addition, the residents and establishments of the two sectors have been informed of this operation, as well as of the preventive measures that must generally be taken in such circumstances. In order :
- Stay inside buildings
- Close the windows during the intervention
- Rinse garden furniture with water
- Bring in animal bowls
Finally, throughout the duration of the intervention up to 30 minutes after its end, there will be the establishment of a security perimeter in the affected and neighboring streetsto prevent residents from being caught in the face of the treatment.