France aims to make Paris Olympics mosquito-free

March 25, 2024

In an effort to prevent the spread of mosquito-born viruses, France is aiming to make the 2024 Paris Olympics mosquito-free.

If you thought the Olympic flame would just be burning citronella, it won’t. According to local news, the French government and the Paris Olympic organizing committee have hired a company to install 15 traps over a one-hectare area of “green and shady, humid areas” of the city next month. This is to stop virus-carrying tiger mosquitoes from disrupting the Paris Olympics, which will attract millions of visitors. Canadian Running