This insect can transmit around 22 types of viruses.
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June surprise me? Now he “Tiger mosquito” or the “aedes albopictus”Is the one who raised the alarm with his reappearance in some regions of Europe. This insect can transmit about 22 types of viruses, including dengue, chikungunya, zika and yellow fever.
Its presence was recorded in the Spanish archipelago of Ibiza, where it was seen near the pools due to the lack of tourists who were unable to operate due to Covid-19’s health emergency due to the health emergency.
Even after The sun, More than half of France is now in the red “danger zone” where the mosquito is “implanted” and “active”.
There are already 58 French departments with a tiger mosquito presence, seven more than a year ago. The neighboring country had autochthonous cases of dengue fever, Chikungunya and last year Zika, the first autochthonous cases in Europe.https: //t.co/hAeYImNgSQ pic.twitter.com/07qZQaTuqO
– Mosquito alert (@Mosquito_Alert) May 29, 2020
The insect is characterized by its black color with white stripes on the chest and belly and measures between 5 and 10 mm. It is native to Southeast Asia, but has gradually spread across Europe, especially thanks to international trade in used tires, thanks to the World Health Organization (WHO).
This type of mosquito is a native to the jungle, but has adapted to rural, suburban, and urban environments in which people live. Your eggs withstand very dry conditions and remain viable for several months without water.
Although it transmits 22 types of viruses, it is important to note that there is no scientific evidence that this insect transmits Covid-19.
How do you distinguish the tiger mosquito from the common mosquito? The tiger is black with a white band on the chest, the other straw-brown in color without a pattern. The tiger is active during the day, the common mosquito is nocturnal, which hums in your ears as you sleep. pic.twitter.com/DTjgkz7tfZ
– Mosquito alert (@Mosquito_Alert) May 26, 2020