a first autochthonous case of arbovirus reported after a mosquito bite

This time the report, originating on October 7 in Biscarrosse in Landes, concerns a person who has not left the metropolis in the fifteen days preceding the first symptoms. Which in other words means that the bite took place in the area. The virus in question has not yet been identified, and ARS specifies that further analysis is underway. The patient had flu-like symptoms and is doing well. The competent authorities are now looking for other possible cases, as the disease can manifest itself four to seven days after the bite.

Pending the continuation of these investigations, mosquito control operations will take place in seven sectors, four in Landes and three in Gironde, during the night between October 21 and 22. They will concern the communes of Biscarrosse, Parentis-en-Born, in Landes, Bordeaux, Le Bouscat, Le Pian-M├ędoc in Gironde, areas frequented by the patient, and will be carried out by the company Altopicus, a specialist in Mark. Residents will be informed via flyers that will be distributed in their mailboxes, according to the Regional Health Authority.

Previous cases

On September 20, a report produced by Public Health France showed that autochthonous cases of dengue fever, one of the arboviruses transmitted by the tiger mosquito, had reached a record level this year in metropolitan France (47 reported).

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