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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.
In comparison to many other mosquito species, common house mosquitoes and Asian tiger mosquitoes have short flight ranges of only a few hundred yards from where they hatch, but even this short distance can be enough to infest a neighborhood.
In the fight against house mosquitoes and Asian tiger mosquitoes, were all in this together and every little bit helps.
One way Asian tiger mosquitoes
have been getting to Europe is by laying eggs in tyres that are then exported.
In 1990, entomologists reported they had isolated the so-called Potosi virus from specimens of Asian tiger mosquitoes collected in Potosi, Mo.
Mitchell of the Centers for Disease Control's division of vector-borne infectious diseases in Fort Collins, Colo., and his colleagues describe finding a disease-causing virus in Asian tiger mosquitoes collected from a tire dump in Polk County, Fla.
It is feared that among them are Asian tiger mosquitoes
- which have already given chikungunya fever to scores of victims in northern Italy.
Envionmentalists fear that among the ranks are Asian tiger mosquitoes
- which carry deadly diseases and have already given chikungunya fever to scores of victims in northern Italy.