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  • France - Several cases of cryptosporidiosis in the Alpes-Maritimes department

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    Case of cryptosporidiosis in the Alpes-Maritimes

    Press release
    June 2, 2023


    Several cases of "Cryptosporidiosis" have been identified in the western Alpes-Maritimes.

    To date, 10 cases of “Cryptosporidiosis have been identified. The Provence-Alpes Côte d'Azur Regional Health Agency and Public Health France are currently carrying out investigations to determine the source of contamination :

    people with this pathology are contacted by teams from the regional Public Health France unit or ARS Paca to determine the possible origins of the contamination ;
    consultations for gastroenteritis, at the hospital and in the city, are monitored in conjunction with the doctors and pharmacists in the sector. Monitoring is also carried out with the network of health veterinarians in the sector ;
    analyzes are carried out on the resources supplying the sector's drinking water networks in order to look for possible contamination of the water.
    Ongoing investigations seem at this stage to be moving towards possible contamination of the water networks supplying the municipalities of : Saint Cézaire, Peymeinade, Le Tignet, Spéracèdes and Cabris .

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    Plusieurs cas de « Cryptosporidiose » ont été identifiés dans l’Ouest des Alpes-Maritimes.


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    Case of cryptosporidiosis in the Alpes-Maritimes - Situation report

    Press release
    June 7, 2023

    Following the identification of several cases of "Cryptosporidiosis" identified in the West of the Alpes-Maritimes (see press release of 02/06/2023), here is the new information to remember and the municipalities concerned by the precautionary measures: Saint Cézaire, Peymeinade, Le Tignet, Spéracèdes and Cabris.

    22 people have been diagnosed so far. A reinforced surveillance system for new cases has been set up by ARS PACA in conjunction with the analysis laboratories. The ARS has not yet identified any aggravating factors or hospitalizations linked to this episode.

    To date, the results of water analyzes have not revealed the presence of cryptosporidium in the water network of the 5 municipalities concerned. Nevertheless, the detection of this parasite in water being difficult, additional analyzes are in progress and measures to restrict the use of water are maintained as a precaution.

    Can we drink tap water?

    The population of the municipalities concerned (listed above), and more particularly immunocompromised people and infants, are reminded to:

    consume bottled water or boil tap water for 2 minutes before consuming it or using it for food preparation;
    prepare bottles with bottled water;
    wash your hands regularly

    Tap water can always be used for cooking food, showering, household uses (dishes, laundry, etc.).

    As the germ is transmissible, it is also recommended that all sick people or those in contact with sick people apply the strictest hygiene measures (hand washing, use of hydro-alcoholic gel).

    Finally, to secure the water used in schools and nurseries, filters have been installed in these establishments.

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    Suite à l’identification de plusieurs cas de «Cryptosporidiose» identifiés dans l’Ouest des Alpes-Maritimes (voir communiqué de presse du 02/06/2023), voici les nouvelles informations à retenir et les communes concernées par les mesures de précaution : Saint Cézaire, Peymeinade, Le Tignet, Spéracèdes et Cabris.
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela

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    Case of cryptosporidiosis in the Alpes-Maritimes - recommendations to follow

    Updated 06/20/2023


    Update of June 19, 2023:
    • The “cryptosporidium” parasite was identified in 5 water samples taken on June 12 and 13 in the municipalities of Spéracèdes, Cabris and Peymeinade, thus confirming contamination in the drinking water distribution network. Reinforced water control and epidemiological surveillance remain reinforced.
    • Corrective measures (water treatment and network cleaning) will be undertaken by the canal water authority.
    • 29 people have been diagnosed so far. No aggravating factor or hospitalization related to this episode.
    • Thanks to the water use recommendations of the ARS Paca and the respect by the population of these recommendations, the number of cases has not increased since June 9.
    Can we drink tap water?

    Following the prefectural decree taken on June 15, 2023, regulating the consumption of tap water, the municipalities listed below remain subject to consumption restriction measures , and more particularly for immunocompromised people and infants:
    • drinking bottled water or boiling tap water for 2 minutes before drinking or using it for food preparation;
    • preparing bottles with bottled water;
    • hand washing regularly.
    Tap water can always be used for cooking food, showering, household uses (dishes, laundry, etc.).

    The germ being transmissible, it is also recommended that all sick people or in contact with sick people apply the strictest hygiene measures.


    The municipalities concerned:
    • Saint Cezaire
    • Peymeinade
    • Le Tignet
    • Speracedes
    • Goats


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    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela

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