Mosquito management operations on an distinctive foundation in two cities within the Gers: right here is why
By Hugues-Olivier Dumez
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On the request of theRegional Well being Company (ARS) Occitaniaoperations of mosquito management befell through the nights of Tuesday 13 to Wednesday 14 September at Miranda and from Wednesday September 14 to Thursday September 15 at Mielan (between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m.), within the division of Gers.
Remedy, “on an distinctive foundation”
“The inhabitants residing within the sectors which have been the topic of those mosquito eradication operations have been beforehand knowledgeable by delivering a doc to their mailbox explaining the rules of this processing and precautions to take “, underlines the ARS Occitanie and the prefecture of Gers, in a joint press launch. “Outdoors of those areas no remedy is carried out. »
These operations befell “on an distinctive foundation”, after the passage of an individual carrying a virus in areas situated within the municipalities of Mirande and Miélan. Alternatively, the ARS doesn’t specify whether or not it’s the chikungunyaof dengue fever or Zika.
Because of the presence of the tiger mosquito in these municipalities, a focused mosquito management remedy was carried out in a variety of 150 meters round areas frequented by that particular person.
The tiger mosquito has been current within the Gers since 2016
The tiger mosquito has been current within the Gers since 2016. The outcomes of previous monitoring present that the institution of the mosquito is progressing within the territory (130 colonized municipalities, i.e. 69% of the Gers inhabitants in 2021). This mosquito, which has been capable of adapt to the local weather, is a public well being concern due to its capacity to transmit severe infectious ailments reminiscent of dengue fever, zika or chikungunya. The mosquitoes current in metropolitan France don’t carry these viruses however can transmit them after having bitten a sick particular person, within the means of viremia.
“The target of those operations is to keep away from the institution of a possible native chain of transmission of those ailments by destroying all of the mosquitoes and breeding websites current close to the locations of life or frequentation of individuals within the means of viraemia”, continues the ARS.
A sprig of insecticide
These interventions, lasting about an hour and over restricted areas, include spraying insecticide by a automobile from the general public highwaysupplemented if crucial by pedestrian interventions utilizing transportable gadgets.
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