Rue Carnot, des Minimes, Dufour, Lazare-Rameau, Place Poissonnière and Saint-Pierre, Lamartine embankment…: in the last hours, posters with the banner of the Regional Health Agency and the Rhône-Alpes Interdepartmental Agreement for mosquito control have been put up. dozens on shop windows and doorsteps in the center of Mâcon.
They announce a treatment action against the tiger mosquito, which will take place on the night of September 22-23. Insecticide spraying targeting adult mosquitoes will take place in the Place Saint-Pierre and Place de la Barre areas. It will follow a door-to-door campaign this Wednesday aimed at dealing with breeding sites.
A traveling tourist has dengue fever
In Mâcon, this procedure follows the recent stay of a tourist in transit suffering from dengue fever, the prefecture specifies in a press release. A disease of which the tiger mosquito, present in Mâcon since 2014 , is potentially a vector. The goal: “To prevent any transmission of the disease to the people who live in this sector. »
Measures for residents
The prefecture adds: “The product used in a low dose and in accordance with health regulations will remain suspended in the air for about thirty minutes. However, during the operations, the residents of the sector will have to take some precautions: stay inside for 30 minutes after the vehicle passes, close the windows, put the animals and their clothes under the blanket, rinse the outdoor furniture after …”