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.
A mosquito of the family Culicidae, which is a vector for dengue fever, dengue haemorrhagic fever, Japanese encephalitis, eastern, western, and Venezuelan encephalitides, LaCrosse encephalitis, and yellow fever viruses
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The Asian tiger mosquito has not been found on the mainland since April last year when it was detected in Perth.
In the Reunion outbreak, the mutational change in the viral El glycoprotein put this process into overdrive in the Asian tiger mosquito, which spread it around the island, Higgs and his colleagues reported in 2007 in PLOS Pathogens.
Chikungunya, which hitches a ride on the ever expanding Asian tiger mosquito and can cause high fever, fatigue, headache, nausea, muscle and joint pain, and a nasty rash in humans, comes from tropical Africa and Asia.
Southern regions of England may become warm enough to support mosquitoes, like the Asian Tiger Mosquito, that have the potential to spread diseases," says Dr James Logan from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Others, like the black rat and the Asian tiger mosquito, hitched a ride and did their thing, often to our detriment.
The Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, has already been reported in France and Belgium and could be migrating north as winters become warmer and wetter.
albopictus Skuse, known as the Asian tiger mosquito, was the predominant vector.
Aedes albopictus, the Asian tiger mosquito, is one of the most invasive mosquito species known and a vector for at least 22 viruses, including West Nile virus and dengue.
A new study from Penang Island, Malaysia, finds that the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) is adapting to indoor environments, a factor that could increase vector-host contacts and the population density of the vector, thereby potentially increasing the diseases spread by this vector.
A recent single change in the genetic makeup of the virus has increased the severity of the disease, enabling it to be carried by the Asian tiger mosquito, A.
The Asian tiger mosquito, which can transmit up to 23 infections including dengue fever, has been seen in the Netherlands, according to Chemistry and Industry magazine.
In 1985, the Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus--a known vector for dengue fever, yellow fever, and viral encephalitis--was found to have ridden in a shipment of scrap tires from Japan to the United States.
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