‘A first in Paris’: city fumigates for tiger mosquitoes, cue lockdown

ER Editor: You have got to be joking. TWO people get infected with dengue fever ABROAD (see also this by the Daily Mail), and they start spraying insecticide in two areas in and around Paris. And then suddenly, we get reports that 138 people have been identified with dengue fever since MAY that they didn’t think to tell us about before now:

Translation: Ile de France (metropolitan region surrounding Paris): 138 cases of dengue fever since May (BFMTV is the CNN equivalent in France)

Notice a paragraph from the Daily Mail article where we’re dealing ONCE AGAIN with ASYMPTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:

Most people who get dengue won’t have symptoms, with cases being generally mild, but with 500,000 people hospitalised annually, between 20,000 and 40,000 of these patients die.

According to this report (browsers will translate), a part of ONE arrondissement, the 13th (Paris has 20), was sprayed:

Paris: a district confined for an unprecedented mosquito control operation following a case of dengue fever
Part of the 13th arrondissement of Paris was locked down on the night of Wednesday August 30 for a mosquito control operation following a reported case of dengue fever in the neighborhood.

The operation took place in the very heart of the capital – a first. Residents of Rue Caillaux, Rue Philibert Lucot and Rue de la Vistule (Paris, 13th arrondissement) were confined to their homes overnight from Wednesday August 30 to Thursday August 31 to combat the tiger mosquito.

Residents were warned two days in advance and told to stay at home, lock up their pets and close their windows. The police also banned all traffic in the neighborhood. Mosquito control will take place 150 meters around a building housing a person who was diagnosed with dengue fever on August 22, after returning from a trip.

The area of Colombes just outside Paris proper was disinfected, too.

This all sounds very weird indeed. Some Twitter reactions:

Translation: Meanwhile, there’s panic in Paris, with 1 case of dengue fever.
In Guadeloupe, many deaths every year, but no action by our local elected representatives and total indifference on the part of the state.

Many tweets taking the story seriously mention climate change. Face-palm.


The Naked Emperor deals with this on his substack, picking up the story put out by The Telegraph. See —

Local Lockdown in Paris for Break-Bone Fever

Of note:

Public health tasted the power they gained during the pandemic and now they are hungry once more. Any excuse to make themselves relevant again and they will take it.

This time it happened in France’s capital, Paris. On Wednesday and Thursday, the city undertook its first ever large-scale mosquito control campaign after two people contracted dengue fever. It is also known as break-bone fever due to the joint pain that accompanies illness.

Although the individuals were infected with dengue whilst abroad, officials were concerned that the Asian tiger mosquito might bite them and spread the disease around the country.

That seems like a very small risk to me but apparently, nowadays, however small the risk, public health must intervene. So they closed roads and sent out stay at home alerts (mini local lockdowns), allowing insecticides to be sprayed around the city over a couple of days.

Naturally, the situation was blamed on climate change. Apparently, there have been hotter temperatures and increased flooding meaning the mosquitos are more likely to cause a problem.

And —

At the bottom of the Telegraph article it says “Protect yourself and your family by learning more about Global Health Security”.

Lo and behold, who do we find funding the Telegraph’s Global Health Security? The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation of course. The Telegraph insists that the support comes without strings but it seems like it does come with some benefits as the paper brags that “we were among the first to warn of an approaching pandemic”. However did they know!?

And is the break-bone fever panic really being caused by climate change? In 2017, it was announced that France and the Netherlands backed the release of Oxitec’s genetically modified mosquitoes to fight dengue, chikungunya and zika.

These mosquitos are meant to use a biological method to suppress wild populations of dangerous mosquitos. …

Oxitec is also the company that released genetically modified mosquitoes in Florida…which is now seeing a rise in malaria. Definitely not connected though. Their business is supported by $18 million of funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. …


‘A first in Paris’: city fumigates for tiger mosquitoes as tropical pests spread, bringing disease

Parisian health authorities treat French capital for the first time as Zika and dengue-carrying tiger mosquitoes advance through northeastern Europe


Agence France-Presse

Health authorities in Paris have fumigated areas of the French capital for the first time to kill disease-carrying tiger mosquitoes whose rapid advance through northern Europe is thought to have been accelerated by climate change.

Roads were closed and people asked to stay in their homes in southeast Paris during the early hours of Thursday as pest control contractors sprayed insecticide in trees, green spaces and other mosquito-breeding areas.

Such scenes are a regular occurrence in tropical cities and becoming increasingly common in Europe as the tiger mosquito, which can carry the dengue, chikungunya and Zika viruses, spreads from its native southeast Asia.

“It was a first in Paris, but it’s not the first in France,” deputy Paris mayor Anne Souyris, who is in charge of health policy, told BFM television. “The south of France has been affected by tiger mosquitoes for some years.”

The regional health body for the capital, ARS Ile-de-France, said the area targeted for fumigation was 150 metres around the home of a person in the 13th district of the capital who had contracted dengue fever while travelling.

“These operations are being carried out to reduce the risk of transmission of dengue after a case was detected,” it said.

A second fumigation operation has been planned overnight Thursday into Friday in the Colombes suburb northeast of central Paris, after a second person fell sick with dengue fever after returning from a foreign trip.



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