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    Paris: three cases of dengue fever identified in the 15th arrondissement, a mosquito control operation to come

    Three cases – a couple and their child returning from Martinique, according to our information – were detected in the area of ​​rue Dombasle. A treatment operation is organized during the night from this Friday to this Saturday to prevent the spread of the virus. “A very localized operation,” reassures Philippe Goujon, mayor of the 15th century.

    By Paul Abran
    September 14 , 2023 at 8:28 p.m. , modified September 15, 2023 at 7:00 a.m.

    If you live in the Dombasle sector, in the 15th arrondissement of Paris, you will need to make sure to close your windows tightly next night. The instruction is formulated by the regional health agency (ARS) and the district town hall after the detection of three cases of dengue in the neighborhood. An investigation orchestrated by the health authority would have established the presence of adult tiger mosquitoes, vectors of the virus, in the area concerned.

    The convergence of these three cases and the presence of insects therefore obliges the authorities to treat a precise perimeter of this sector. The procedure requires that an “anti-vector control operation” takes place within a radius of 150 m around the home of people contaminated by dengue fever, an infection which occurs largely in tropical areas. According to our information, the infected people are a couple and their child, returning from Martinique.

    This operation is planned for the night of this Friday to Saturday, from 2 a.m. It should last a couple of hours. It will be carried out by the ARS and the regional mosquito control agency in order to reduce the health risk. The authorities will use approved insecticide products which will be sprayed into the air.

    Some instructions to follow

    “This operation is very localized,” reassures Philippe Goujon, mayor (LR) of the 15th arrondissement. Residents will not notice anything. The system is very complete to eradicate the insect, we have the experience of that which was carried out in the 13th century, a few days ago. This Thursday evening, the councilor sent a letter by post to 1,500 addresses in this small area straddling rue de la Convention and rue de Vaugirard to communicate the few instructions to be respected.

    “We ask them to leave their windows closed, residents will have to confine their pets and put away objects and anything lying around on the balconies,” specifies the elected official. The police headquarters services will ensure that traffic is prohibited for pedestrians and motorists in the few streets concerned for the duration of the operation.

    Insecticide in school grounds

    In this sector there are restaurants which will have to close before 2 a.m. Schools also in which the health authorities, on board a van, should stop, particularly in planted courtyards, in order to spray the insecticide. “Since the beginning of the 2000s, the tiger mosquito has been in France, moving northwards as a result of global warming,” analyzes Philippe Goujon.


    Paris: after three cases of dengue, a district of the 15th arrondissement was cleared of mosquitoes last night

    Three cases of dengue had been reported near rue Dombasle (15th). A mosquito control operation targeting tiger mosquitoes took place during the night from Friday to Saturday. Agents were able to manually process all affected private yards.

    By Estelle Dautry
    September 16 , 2023 at 2:15 p.m.

    After the census of three cases of dengue fever within the same family, an ARS investigation was able to show that tiger mosquitoes, responsible for the transmission of the disease, were present in the area of ​​rue Dombasle (15th century ) . ). A mosquito control operation therefore took place during the night from Friday to Saturday in an area including part of Dombasle, Olivier de Serre, Vaugirard and Convention streets.

    “Five larval samples were taken in breeding sites containing water and the species Aedes albopictus ( Editor's note: the tiger mosquito ) was recorded at a convent on rue Dombasle and a medical-educational institute on rue Olivier of Serres. At the adult stage, two individuals were noticed on rue Vaugirard in the courtyard of a hotel,” specified the regional mosquito control agency.

    The operation took place at night, between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. It started with the treatment of the interior courtyards, then the treatment with a pick-up on Rue de la Convention with the assistance of the police who closed access to the street from 3:30 a.m. The street and accesses were reopened around 5 a.m., approximately 1 hour after the end of the treatment.

    Already operations this summer in the 13th and in Hauts-de-Seine

    The agents were able to access private sites including the interior courtyard of the convent, the courtyard of the medical-educational institute, the interior courtyards of the comprehensive school, the exterior courtyards of the nursery school, and rue Lhuilier. All of these property yards have been manually treated in a pedestrian manner with targeted application on the vegetation. Previously, residents had been asked to leave their windows closed, to confine domestic animals and to put away objects and anything lying around on the balconies.

    “The whole treatment went very well. Officers were able to access all private and public yards and spray the insecticide. Whether those of the schools or the convent and the buildings which have a green courtyard, all the doors have been opened. A beehive, installed on rue Lhuillier, was even preserved in the operation,” notes Philippe Goujon, the mayor (LR) of the 15th century, welcoming the cooperation of local residents.

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