Dengue fever close to Toulouse: why a third mosquito management operation is happening on this city

Dengue fever close to Toulouse: why a third mosquito management operation is happening on this city

At La Salvetat, the product to kill mosquitoes will be dispersed by pick-up and on foot.
At La Salvetat, the product to kill mosquitoes might be dispersed from a pick-up car “and doubtlessly supplemented by a pedestrian therapy within the space involved”, specifies the mairimoustique (©Illustration/Adobe Inventory)

For every week, the municipality of Salvetat-Saint-Gilles (Haute-Garonne) finds himself managing the first instances of autochthonous dengue fever within the historical past of Haute-Garonne. Two instances have been recorded on this commune.

At La Salvetat, issues occurred like this… A traveler affected by the virus was bitten by an area mosquito. The latter was contaminated, then contaminated a resident who had not traveled overseas in current weeks.

What’s dengue fever?

Dengue fever is a viral illness transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes. The commonest signs are fever and joint ache. Its problems may be extreme.

“State of affairs initially of the epidemic”

“With this state of affairs, we may be in a state of affairs of the beginning of an epidemic for the reason that similar mosquito can chew many individuals. We are able to have 1,2,3… 10 individuals contaminated by the identical mosquito”, explains Jean-Sebastien Dehecq, sanitary engineer on the Occitanie Regional Well being Company.

To restrict the danger as a lot as attainable, below the aegis of ARS Occitaniathe municipality of La Salvetat-Saint-Gilles carried out a primary mosquito management operation on the night time of Thursday 1is to Friday, September 2.

300 meter perimeter

It was then a query of killing the mosquitoes situated in a fringe situated at lower than 300 meters of the house of the contaminated individual.

On the night time of Sunday September 4 to Monday September 5, a second mosquito management operation occurred in one other space of ​​the city instantly linked to the actions of the contaminated individual.

New mosquito management

Through the night time of this Wednesday to Thursday, a 3rd mosquito management operation might be carried out in La Salvetat, on the identical perimeter as every week in the past.

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“A second therapy will happen inside the perimeter of the main focus of the dengue case (avenue de Gascogne, between the deadlock du Stade and rue des Catalpas) on the night time of Wednesday September 7 to Thursday September 8 between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. “, signifies the city corridor of the municipality.

“The therapy might be carried out from a car (pick-up) and doubtlessly supplemented by pedestrian therapy within the space involved”, provides the city corridor.

Observe nationwide protocol

Does this imply that the primary therapy was ineffective? “No”, assures the ARS.

“This two-step therapy, one week aside, responds to a nationwide protocol evaluated and which seems to be efficient. The target is to kill all of the mosquitoes situated in an space of ​​300 meters across the focus of dengue, remembering {that a} mosquito doesn’t transfer past 30 to 50 meters throughout its life. If there are not any different instances recorded within the city – the ARS continues to be awaiting the outcomes of a subject investigation which has been carried out in current days on website – there might be no different operations at La Salvetat-Saint-Gilles,” says Jean-Sébastien Dehecq.

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