News | Pneumococcal infection at the port in Marseille: 4,000 vaccinations scheduled for Monday

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Faced with the rise of a pneumococcal infection on a ship repair yard in Marseille, the Regional Health Agency (ARS) Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur, has just announced that it will carry out a vaccination campaign on Monday . Fifteen teams will be mobilized to participate in this operation that the ARS qualifies “Major”.

4000 employees are indeed affected. The infection observed by the Chantier naval Marseille company affected thirteen people whose analyzes revealed that they were affected by a pneumococcal bacterium. They are used on the refit n ° 10 (located opposite the district of Estaque) where a cruise ship, the Norwegian Spirit, is currently undergoing a total refurbishment. This pathology is transmitted directly from person to person. Faced with the emotion aroused by the number of cases, the port agents and dockers had already exercised their right of withdrawal yesterday.

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