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Near Lyon: an anti-mosquito operation planned after several cases of dengue fever

Two cases of dengue have been identified in Saint-Didier-au-Mont-d’Or, near Lyon (Rhône). A mosquito control operation is organized on Wednesday 7 September.

Heat and stormy weather are often conducive to the presence of mosquitoes. This Tuesday, September 6, two cases of dengue fever were detected in the inhabitants of Saint-Didier-au-Mont-d’Ornear Lyon (Rhone).

A mosquito repellent operation tonight

According to Le Progrès, the Rhône-Alpes Interdepartmental Mosquito Control Agreement (Eirad) will intervene in a residential area of ​​the town. Wednesday, September 7, between 3 a.m. and 3:30 a.m..

To limit the presence of the tiger mosquitowhose population is rising sharply in the department, Eirad agents will broadcast insecticide in “a restricted perimeter”.

As a reminder, dengue is a viral disease whose symptoms are fever and joint pain. These occur on average 4 to 7 days after the mosquito bite, according to the Ministry of Health. Also known as “tropical flu”it is not transmitted between humans.

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