Patrice Richard, director general of ARS Guadeloupe and the Northern Islands, this week raised several issues during a press conference in Abymes, including the increase in the number of mosquitoes due to the return of precipitation, but not only . The Aedes aegypti, vector of dengue, chikungunya and potentially of the zika virus, is in the crosshairs of the ARS: this mosquito has the reputation of being formidable. In fact, it "went through the dry period with" abnormally "high population densities. These are the paradoxical consequences of the drought: the rotating cuts in drinking water have led the population to increase the number of storage containers, thus giving mosquitoes the possibility of reproducing, ”specifies the ARS.
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