Interesting Animal - Mosquitoes

Ports in the UK are on alert for the Asian tiger mosquito.

(This species of mosquito can transmit up to 23 infections - including West Nile virus and dengue fever. It is not native to the UK, and is believed to have stowed away in used tyres being shipped from the Far East to the UK for retreading.

It is slightly bigger than a native mosquito, and has distinctive black and white stripes. 

With another report that there are 800,000 illegal immigrants currently living in the UK, I don't think the port authorities will have much luck stopping illegal mosquitoes.)



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