Side effect of lockdown benefits mosquitoes

Local health authorities on the island of Ibiza have warned that mosquito populations, including the tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus), are currently 4-times the norm due to lack of swimming pool maintenance during the lockdown. Collaborative action from owners and managers of all pools is needed to head off the risk of mosquito-borne disease outbreaks during the upcoming tourist season. The tiger mosquito, a vector of the dengue, Zika and chikungunya viruses, is established along the Mediterranean coast of Spain. Read more

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