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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Tests by the health agency and city authorities confirmed they were Asian tiger mosquitoes.
Asian tiger mosquitoes, which get their name from their distinctive black and white stripes, can carry West Nile virus which last year killed 300 and infected 4,000 people in America.
Disease-carrying Asian tiger mosquitoes may find the hotter temperatures to their liking and show up in places they've never been seen before, warns Barry Alto, a University of Florida, Gainesville, entomology doctoral student.
Gray Davis signed legislation toughening the state's mosquito abatement and vector control laws in light of the new threat from the spread of the West Nile virus and Asian tiger mosquitoes.
Lurex(TM) was tested primarily in Hawaii and Texas, areas where populations of Asian Tiger mosquitoes are prevalent, over the course of more than three years.
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