Warning over the presence of tiger mosquito

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THE recent warm weather across France has sparked into life the tiger mosquito, or moustique tigre, which can carry diseases such as chikungunya, dengue and Zika.

The website Vigilance-Moustique warns that 42 départements are currently in the red zone for the presence of the mosquito, with the Dordogne amongst them.

The tiger mosquito was first spotted in the Dordogne in 2015 and homeowners can reduce the risk of its spread by ensuring stagnant water is not left standing as it provides a breeding ground for the insect.

Update 2023: Tiger mosquitoes have spread across France in recent years with more than 70 départements currently facing the problem.

Top image by James Gathany/CDC – This media comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Public Health Image Library (PHIL), with identification number #4487.


Last Updated on 8 August, 2023.

Categorised as Health

By Craig McGinty

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