Crime Toulouse. In prison, an inmate would have contracted leptospirosis, "a disease transmitted by the rat urine"
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An inmate from the Seyses House (Haute-Garonne), near Toulouse, was hospitalized for leptospirosis, ensures the International Observatory of Prisons Monday, May 3. This one points out the prison overcrowding that requires some prisoners to sleep on a ground mattress, and the proliferation of rats. The disease can be transmitted by the urine of the rodent, according to the OIP.
An inmate would have been the victim of a leptospirosis at thestopping house ( ), reports that relays , Wednesday 5 May .
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" sleeping on a ground mattress in an establishment where the rats proliferated, a detainee from the Seyses home caught leptospirosis, a disease transmitted by the rat urine, and was hospitalized in a serious state . Symptomatic contamination of degraded conditions in overcrowded establishments ", writes the OIP.
In Seyses, an inmate, compelled to sleep on a ground mattress, caught leptospirosis, a disease transmitted by the urine of rats. He was hospitalized in a serious state.
in Seyses, the rats proliferate into the cells- OIP (@OIP_sectionfr)
This infectious disease can in particular contaminate the soil and the waters. In man, according to the site of, the disease is often benign, but "can lead to renal failure, or even death in 5 to 20% of cases" .
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An occupancy rate too high
on the side of the Interregional Directorate of Penitentiary Services (DISP) of Toulouse, it ensures that actions are conducted to limit the presence of rats in the cells. It cites with our colleagues: "Reinforced deratism campaigns, daily cleaning of the feet of buildings, the replacement of degraded gratings to overcome any spraying of rubbish from the windows" .
contacted by Actu Toulouse, the direction indicates that on May 3, 169 mattresses were present in the cells of the Seyses stop house, which proves an overweening places. For its part, IOP advances the figure of 183 detainees dormant on the ground, February 25. On the other hand, the men's district would present a 171.3% occupancy rate on February 1st. The Observatory informed the general control of the places of deprivation of liberty on the case of leptospirosis.
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