Zika outbreak: The mosquito menace

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The mosquito, Aedes aegypti, imagesis causing widespread fear in Brazil where it is spreading the Zika virus that has been linked to thousands of babies being born with birth defects.

So what do we know about it?

It loves our cities

This is not some jungle-dwelling insect that rarely comes into contact with people.

It is one of those animals, like cockroaches, pigeons and urban foxes, that thrives in built-up areas.

It does not need natural water sources to breed as it can lay eggs in the small and plentiful pools of stagnant water, such as gutters or flower pots, found in cities . Read more

 

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One thought on “Zika outbreak: The mosquito menace

    abenaitwecliff responded:
    April 23, 2016 at 10:59 am

    Now is the time to wake up, unite and fight Zika. Any delay puts more people at risk.

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