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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Netherlands : Tropical mosquitos found in Brabant, eradication efforts begin

Via Dutch News, the whole report :

" Efforts have begun to eradicate three sorts of exotic mosquito which have been identified in Brabant and which could pose a risk to public health.

Adults and larvae of the Asian tiger mosquito, the American rock pool mosquito and yellow fever mosquito have been found in used tyres imported by several different companies in the region.
None of the insects found in the Netherlands were carrying diseases such as dengue, West Nile fever and yellow fever, according to the RIVM public health institute.

French experts, who have years of experience in eradicating alien mosquitos, have been brought in to help eliminate the adults and larvae using insecticides. People living and working in the affected areas will be informed, health minister Ab Klink told MPs.

Checks on bamboo imports have been stepped up since 2006 because of the risk of importing tiger mosquitos."

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