Hauts-de-Seine – Case of dengue fever in the department: watch out for mosquitoes!

A resident of Bourg-la-Reine (Hauts-de-Seine) was diagnosed with dengue fever on September 6. The Regional Health Agency (ARS), charged by the State to fight against mosquitoes, immediately warned the Municipality. On Twitter, the next day, the Town Hall posted a press release written with the City of Sceaux, these two municipalities in the north of Paris currently being victims “like the other surrounding towns” of a phenomenon of proliferation of tiger mosquitoes. It is precisely this type of mosquito (of the genus Aedes) that can transmit dengue fever to humans. The Cities thus announce that the Regional Mosquito Control Agency (ARD) has taken charge of “mosquito control by insecticide” in the sector where the infected person lives: between rue Auguste Demmier and rue des Filmins, up to the rue du Colonel Candelot and the surroundings of the Cité Scolaire Lakanal. An action organized last weekend, on the night of Friday to Saturday. The following were targeted: public spaces and private gardens accessible from the street. National and municipal police officers supervised mosquito control.

The municipalities of Bourg-la-Reine and Sceaux took advantage of the press release to give a quick reminder of the good things to do to imitate the proliferation of mosquitoes. As the ARD indicates, “it is important to empty stagnant water (ponds, gutters, etc.), to equip yourself with mosquito nets as far as possible and to obtain repellents”.

According to Santé Publique France, 139 “imported” cases of dengue fever were recorded in France between May 1 and September 2, 2022. Dengue fever is a viral disease characterized by a sudden high fever. The cases are mainly identified in the south of France, in the Occitane and Paca regions. But caution remains in order since Hauts-de-Seine is part of the list (as of May 1, 2022) of departments where an “implantation” of “Aedes albopictus”, the famous tiger mosquito, has been documented.

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