Coronavirus: family epidemic outbreaks in Marseille

Coronavirus: family epidemic outbreaks in Marseille

Within families in the northern districts of Marseille (Bouches-du-Rhône), large families are epidemic centers where the virus circulates easily.

Coronavirus: family epidemic outbreaks in Marseille

Doctors from Marseille (Bouches-du-Rhône) are sounding the alarm at the presence of epidemic foci within families in the northern districts, where they carry out 200 tests per day. They ask the authorities to find accommodation in order to isolate the infected people. The problem is serious in this “city within the city”, which is home to 250,000 people. Rebecca was infected a few weeks ago, and in her small apartment, it was at the cost of great vigilance that she managed not to transmit the virus to her 13-year-old son.

Dislodge the sick to “break the chain of contagion”

But in other apartments with larger families, the crowding was too great and the virus spread. “When you have a loved one who is sick, and you sometimes have six or eight people to share a T2 or T3, it is not easy”, confides a resident. Fortunately, screening has made it possible to detect outbreaks of the epidemic within families. “What we want is to break the chain of contamination”, assures Dr. Annie Levy-Mozziconacci, a physician at the city’s North Hospital and PS City Councilor. To do this, it is necessary to dislodge and isolate sick people.