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US NewsFlea 'invasion' forces Paris police station to close

13:05  06 may  2019
13:05  06 may  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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Police in Paris were forced to close a station in the northeast region of the city after a flea invasion made work impossible, according to a police union.

An outbreak of fleas has led to the closure of a Paris police station after officers complained they were being bitten and the parasites were Their demand to shut the police station for a complete disinfection has now been heeded. Le Parisien reports that pest control experts will enter the building

Flea 'invasion' forces Paris police station to close © Getty The fleas have been nibbling at staff at the police station. File pic An outbreak of fleas has led to the closure of a Paris police station after officers complained they were being bitten and the parasites were "contaminating" their homes.

A police union said officials had not properly dealt with the outbreak - which reportedly began a few weeks ago - and that working conditions were deplorable.

"EMPLOYMENT EVACUATION! For many days, officials of the CP19 are undergoing a flea invasion that generates conditions of work NOT PERMISSIBLE !!!", the Alliance union tweeted.

Their demand to shut the police station for a complete disinfection has now been heeded.

Le Parisien reports that pest control experts will enter the building on Monday and Tuesday to kill off the fleas.

Many staff at the station - in the city's 19th arrondissement - had been bitten and the police union said some had "brought back (the fleas) to their homes thus contaminating the family unit".

Union officials said they would raise the issue during a meeting with interior minister Christophe Castaner on Monday.

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