Thursday, 25 February, 2021

A pneumococcal epidemic on a shipyard

The port of Marseille which extends to the northern districts. – ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT / AFP

While the Marseille news is punctuated in recent days by the repatriation and quarantine in the department of hundreds of French nationals, evacuated from China because of the epidemic of
coronavirus, another
epidemic could affect the second city of France.

In a statement sent this Saturday evening, the Regional Health Agency said that 13 people working on the same shipyard in Marseille have contracted “pneumococcal pneumonia”. This disease, which is transmitted “during close contact and prolonged for an hour”, can cause pulmonary infections and ENT, but can take, “for 10 to 30% of patients”, “more forms severe invasive infections ”.

Consequently, as of this Monday, a vast vaccination campaign for all 4,000 workers on this site will be implemented to prevent the spread of the disease, a source within the Regional Health Agency said. 20 minutes.



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