Asian tiger mosquito


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Synonyms for Asian tiger mosquito

striped native of Japan thriving in southwestern and midwestern United States and spreading to the Caribbean

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The use of bug spray and mosquito avoidance might--at least in developed countries--offset the growing reach of the Asian tiger mosquito and thwart chikungunya.
But the Asian tiger mosquito deserves special recognition: It's a vector for a variety of diseases including West Nile virus, yellow fever virus, and dengue fever, and seems to prefer living in close quarters with humans.
Experts led by Dr Samantha Martin, from the University of Liverpool, used climate models to predict how changing conditions might affect Asian tiger mosquito distribution.
The Asian tiger mosquito was introduced into the United States in the 1980s and has since established itself in the southeastern region of the country.
In Illinois, legislators responded to the Asian tiger mosquito problem by passing the Illinois Waste Tire Act.
Over the last decade, the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus), already widespread in Asia, established itself in Brazil, southern Europe, South Africa, and the continental United States.
Eighteen leaders in the field of Asian tiger mosquito research, from six countries, have been invited to speak at the symposium.
While dengue is mainly spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, it is also carried and spread by Aedes albopictus, or Asian Tiger mosquito which, in Australia, is currently only found in the Torres Strait, but has the capacity to spread to mainland Queensland, he said.
But the Asian tiger mosquito, Aeries albopictus, comes with some particularly irritating characteristics.
g here are alien we o e ASIAN TIGER MOSQUITO THIS bloodsucking pest is believed to carry more than 20 diseases - and it's heading our way.
These mosquitoes are also related to the Asian Tiger Mosquito, which can transmit West Nile virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (swelling of the brain) - both potentially life-threatening illnesses.
The Aedes albopictus mosquito, also known as the Asian tiger mosquito, was the primary carrier of the virus in the recent outbreak in Italy and is commonly found in southern and eastern regions of the United States.
The Asian tiger mosquito, which can transmit up to 23 infections including West Nile virus and dengue fever, has been spotted in the Netherlands and although there have been reports of sightings in the UK, the Chartered Institute for Environmental Health said no cases had been confirmed.
We know the Asian tiger mosquito is being carried in used tyres across the world,' he said.
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