For the past ten years, the tiger mosquito has gradually settled in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes. The Loire is no exception (unlike the Allier or Haute-Loire which have little impact). Vigilance is therefore needed to prevent viruses transmitted by this insect (dengue, chikungunya, zika…)
The Regional Health Agency (ARS) is setting up surveillance and is calling on the public to do the same. The tiger mosquito grows in places where water stagnates and needs only a small amount. Also, the ARS calls for emptying the cups, cleaning the gutters, covering the water tanks and preventing water stagnation…
In 2021, 20 cases of dengue were recorded
The tiger mosquito is native to Southeast Asia, it is distinguished by its spotted color: black and white. It mainly stings outdoors, being most active at dawn and dusk.
If in 2021 only 20 cases of dengue were recorded, in 2020, 110 cases were imported, including 105 cases of dengue and two cases of chikungunya.