Global Mosquito Movement, Asian tiger mosquito on the move


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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 21 May 2018

 

Global Mosquito Movement

Zika, Dengue, West Nile, & Chikungunya Move with Them

Asian tiger mosquito on the move,
Goethe University Frankfurt, May 18, 2018.

THE PROBLEM
"Due to global trade and tourism, mosquitoes – transmitters of dangerous infectious diseases – have spread to almost every part of the world. Moreover, climate change promotes the spread of species that thrive under warmer temperatures even further."

SUBJECTS
"The yellow fever mosquito is the main vector of the yellow fever virus, the dengue virus, the Zika virus and several other viral diseases. The tiger mosquito can also transmit the Zika virus and the dengue virus, but transmits other disease agents as well, such as the West Nile virus and the Chikungunya virus.

MORE
"...the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) and the yellow fever mosquito (Aedes aegypti). The yellow fever mosquito is the main vector of the yellow fever virus, the dengue virus, the Zika virus and several other viral diseases. The tiger mosquito can also transmit the Zika virus and the dengue virus, but transmits other disease agents as well, such as the West Nile virus and the Chikungunya virus."

"The yellow fever mosquito, originally native to Africa, began to spread throughout the world 300 to 400 years ago – presumably with the expansion of sugar cane plantations and slave trade. The tiger mosquito, which today is considered one of the 100 worst invasive species, originally comes from South and Southeast Asia."

 

CONCLUSION
MORE TIGER ATTACKS ON THE WAY

WHY the DIFFERENCES

Yellow Fever Mosquito already Spread across its potential Invasive Range

The study above "...compared the ecological niches of the Asian tiger mosquito and the yellow fever mosquito on various continents with the following result: “Due to its longer invasion time span of 300 to 400 years, the yellow fever mosquito has almost completely filled its niches in non-native areas, whereas the Asian tiger mosquito, with a shorter invasion time span of 30 to 40 years, has not yet arrived in all regions where they would find a suitable environment”.

Asian Tiger Mosquito Still Coming, filling New Ranges, bringing Friends...

“The Asian tiger mosquito can already be found in nearly all southern European countries, and due to its broad niche, it will inevitably spread and establish itself in northern Europe as well. Further exotic mosquito species such as Aedes japoniucs (East Asian bush mosquito), Aedes koreicus or Aedes atropalpus will follow – or have already arrived – in Central Europe.“

My Perspective

Don't Count the Yellow Fever Mosquito Out!

A vast amount of territory is quickly warming up, warming up to potentially offer the Yellow Fever Mosquito whole new ranges to expand into, as their temps rise to accomodating levels.

Be Ready:

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