Mosquito Control Operation in the 15th District After Dengue Cases Detected

The mosquito control operation will take place on Friday night to Saturday in the Dombasle area. Residents are advised to close their windows and confine their animals. Traffic will be prohibited in the area during the operation.

Closed windows, confined animals, and prohibited traffic. A mosquito control operation will be organized on Friday night to Saturday in a part of the 15th arrondissement of Paris, announced Philippe Goujon, LR mayor of the 15th arrondissement, in a letter addressed to the concerned residents, which BFM Paris Île-de-France was able to consult.

And for good reason, three cases of dengue fever have been identified in the Dombasle area, and adult tiger mosquitoes, which can be vectors of the virus, have been detected in the neighborhood by the Regional Health Agency (ARS).

“Therefore, it is necessary to carry out a targeted anti-vector control operation against the tiger mosquito in this area, in order to greatly reduce the health risk, using approved insecticides similar to household insecticides,” the mayor said.

Between 2am and 5am

The mosquito control operation will be carried out by the health agency and the Regional Mosquito Control Agency on Friday night to Saturday, between 2am and 5am in the neighborhood. Schools, daycare centers, and green spaces will also be treated.

Residents are asked to “keep their windows closed”, “confine their pets”, and “remove objects and anything lying around on balconies”.

Prohibited traffic, except for emergency services

Pedestrians and motorists will also be prohibited from entering the area during the operation.

“The prefecture of police will close and reopen the affected traffic routes as the operation progresses,” the mayor further explained, adding that “in case of emergency, emergency services will naturally have access to the area”.

This is not the first time that a Parisian neighborhood has been affected by this type of operation. At the end of August, a part of the 13th arrondissement underwent the same treatment after a case of dengue fever was reported.

Nicolas Dumas, Emilie Roussey

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