WANTED: ASIAN TIGER MOSQUITO!!!
A Dracula in the making
The jack of all trades!
Friend or foe? You decide
Keep your doors locked and your veins closed; Tiger Mosquito is in town.
- Yes, on its Asian home turf, the mosquito is a well-known carrier of dengue fever, with West Nile fever, yellow fever, and encephalitis among the other debilitating illnesses for which it has been pegged as a transmitter (http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/news/20130809/asian-tiger-mosquito-could-spread-us-disease)
Where did it come from? How did they come into the U.S?
-The Asian Tiger mosquito is originally indigenous to parts of Asia, though they were accidentally introduced to the Americas via cross continental imports.
Why is it a threat?
- The mosquito is a great carrier of various diseases such as dengue fever, with West Nile fever, yellow fever, and encephalitis. Their numbers are growing exponentially despite there being a drought and the various attempts to lessen their numbers.
Where is it in the U.S? Will I be safe?
- Depends where you live; the Asian Tiger Mosquito is primarily on the east coast!