Tiger mosquito: right here is why mosquito management operations will happen in Montauban
By Gabriel Kennedy
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a case autochthonous dengue fever was confirmed within the Tarn et Garonne. The Occitanie Regional Well being Company has obtained “a report of a confirmed case of dengue fever from an individual who stayed at Montauban finish of August. The individual, initially from the Grand Est area, is now cured”.
What’s an indigenous case?
Typically gentle, dengue fever is an an infection that happens often within the tropics.
“More often than not, the circumstances of dengue reported in mainland France are circumstances having contracted the illness throughout a keep in a tropical zone. They arrive again contaminated, we’re speaking about imported circumstances. Nevertheless, the tiger mosquito current on our territory is succesful, if it bites an contaminated individual coming back from a visit, of transmitting the virus after a couple of days to an individual who has not travelled. We then converse of an indigenous case”point out the ARS Occitanie and the prefecture of Tarn-et-Garonne.
“The illness can then present itself in the one that has been bitten inside a mean of 4 to 7 days after the infecting chew. A scenario of this kind might probably have occurred within the locations frequented by the contaminated individual”.
Break the chain of transmission
To keep away from the set up of an area chain of transmission of the dengue virus, “it’s essential to place in place applicable mosquito management measures”, additional specify the authorities.
“The aim of those particular mosquito management operations is to remove any mosquito that’s prone to be contaminated and probably a vector of dengue fever. They are going to be carried out within the coming days in Montauban (close to the station) by the mosquito management operator of ARS Occitanie (Altopictus firm) and probably on different locations that the individual would have frequented within the municipalities of Montech and Montbeton (investigations in progress).
Listed here are the signs of dengue fever
“The native residents involved can be knowledgeable of the mosquito management operations and also will obtain a be aware calling on them to report back to their attending doctor if they’ve just lately offered the next signs :
• a excessive fever (>38.5°C) of sudden onset related to a minimum of one different medical signal comparable to complications, muscle or joint or lumbar ache
• and within the absence of cough, runny nostril, sore throat, problem respiratory or contaminated wounds
• within the absence of one other established analysis”.
“Different conditions of this kind have been recognized and managed successfully this summer time within the area and in mainland France”, nonetheless guarantee the ARS and the prefecture.
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