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.
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.