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Monday, October 21, 2013

USA : Yellow fever mosquito detected in California

Via The Sacramento Bee, excerpt :

A mosquito capable of carrying deadly yellow fever, dengue and other diseases has been detected in California as vector control agents scramble to control its spread.

The bugs first were detected in the Central Valley communities of Madera and Clovis in June, and were detected again this week in the city of Fresno and in San Mateo County in the Bay Area in August.
They bite during the day, prefer people to animals, and need only a teaspoon of water — less than in a saucer under a houseplant — to lay eggs to reproduce."

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