two new instances of dengue, Saint-Laurent-du-Var now affected
A complete of 31 instances have been recognized within the division for the reason that finish of August. Mosquito management operations proceed.
Two new instances of dengue fever have been recognized within the Alpes-Maritimes, the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Regional Well being Company (ARS) stated on Tuesday. For the primary time, the city of Saint-Laurent-du-Var is worried.
These are autochthonous instances, specifies the ARS, that’s to say that the sick folks haven’t lately traveled exterior of France to an space affected by dengue fever.
31 instances in whole
A complete of 31 instances of dengue fever have been recognized within the Alpes-Maritimes since August 23. Up to now, the municipalities of Saint-Jeannet, Gattière and Gaude have been affected. These are bordering cities with Saint-Laurent-du-Var, which leads the ARS to at the moment perform “investigations to determine the circulation of the virus”.
To cease this contamination, “mosquito management interventions are persevering with” and “actions to tell and lift consciousness of the general public and well being professionals within the space are additionally underway”, provides the ARS.
Well being authorities recall the significance of stopping the unfold of the tiger mosquito, vector of transmission of dengue fever, by avoiding leaving containers stuffed with water close to one’s residence.
It’s also essential to guard your self in opposition to bites by putting in mosquito nets at residence and to seek the advice of your physician within the occasion of suggestive signs resembling fever, complications and physique aches.
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