Arboviruses: calm situation

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The Northern Islands, Guadeloupe and Martinique are “definitely out of the Zika epidemic” and “viral circulation only continues in a very sporadic mode”, according to the bulletin of Public Health France concerning arbovirosis in the Antilles . “The characteristics of Zika nevertheless require the maintenance of the usual preventive measures” and “active surveillance for associated complications and populations at risk”. In Saint-Martin, during the past eight weeks, the weekly number of consultations has been estimated at nine. In addition, the use of genetically modified mosquitoes "opens interesting perspectives", recently estimated the High Council of Biotechnology (HCB) in the context of vector control. _EH

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