Asian tiger mosquito


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Asian tiger mosquito

n.
A mosquito (Aedes albopictus), native to Asia and now distributed worldwide, that transmits dengue, heartworm, and other diseases.
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Noun1.Asian tiger mosquito - striped native of Japan thriving in southwestern and midwestern United States and spreading to the CaribbeanAsian tiger mosquito - striped native of Japan thriving in southwestern and midwestern United States and spreading to the Caribbean; potential carrier of serious diseases
mosquito - two-winged insect whose female has a long proboscis to pierce the skin and suck the blood of humans and animals
Aedes, genus Aedes - yellow-fever mosquitos
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It mentioned that there are 38 types of mosquitoes that spread the dengue virus, while in Pakistan, there are only two types of mosquitoes that cause dengue, including Aedes aegypti (the yellow fever mosquito) and Aedes albopictus (the Asian tiger mosquito).
The BPCA is particularly concerned about the Asian Tiger Mosquito, which can carry diseases like dengue fever, taking a hold here, after eggs and lava were found at two sites in the south east of England in 2016 and 2017.
The two species are Aedes aegypti (the yellow fever mosquito) and Aedes albopictus (the Asian tiger mosquito).
TheBPCAis particularly concerned about the Asian Tiger Mosquito, which can carry diseases like dengue fever, taking a hold here, after eggs and lava were found at two sites in the south east of England in 2016 and 2017.
Researchers began to wonder if the Asian tiger mosquito had disappeared along with the rats.
Meanwhile, scientists at Liverdisease-pool University have warned that most of England and Wales could be populated by the diseasecarrying Asian tiger mosquito in the coming decades if global warming continues at this rate.
Hotter and wetter weather could provide ideal conditions for the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus), which spreads the viruses that cause dengue and chikungunya, to breed and expand across large parts of Europe including the south and east of the UK and central Europe.
Most mosquitoes can fly no more than one to three miles, and some mosquitoes such as the Asian tiger mosquito have a flight range of just 100 yards or so.
Authorities have been warned that the latest dangerous invasive species about to descend on Cyprus is the Asian tiger mosquito, which is known to transmit harmful diseases like the Zika virus, West Nile virus and dengue fever.
And not just immediate neighbours, either: Mosquitoes spread through international trade and human travel -- the Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, successfully invaded the United States by catching rides in imported used tyres.
First record of the Asian tiger mosquito Aedes albopictus in Hidalgo State, Mexico.

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