the Rhône in red vigilance

Since this Thursday, May 12, the Rhône department has been on red alert, about the presence of the tiger mosquito according to the Ministry of Health.

The Ministry of Solidarity and Health alerted this Thursday, May 12 to the presence of tiger mosquitoes, detected in the Rhône and in 67 departments of France. The Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, including Lyon, is in the red zone. The main danger? That these insects are carriers of diseases such as chikungunya and zika viruses, as well as dengue fever.


« Lhe tiger mosquito can become infected in mainland France by biting a sick traveler and secondarily transmit the virus to non-immune people during subsequent bites »


« The mosquito has been expanding its territory significantly and continuously since 2004 “says the ministry. According to him, ” the tiger mosquito can become infected in mainland France by biting a sick traveler and secondarily transmit the virus to non-immune people during subsequent bites “. Currently, an accurate data count is in progress. A call for vigilance for the people of Lyon and the inhabitants of the Rhône.

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