‘Alien’ mosquitos from East Asia taking over Italy could be vector for viruses – study — RT World News

A new scientific report says that an invading species of mosquito, originating from East Asia, is spreading slowly throughout Italy. This could make it a vector for virus-carrying bacteria.

An article in the Parasites & Vectors scientific journal last week claimed to have evidence that the concerning mosquitos, known as Aedes koreicus, have been expanding toward southwest Italy since being discovered in the north in 2011.

The mosquitoes can be described as “a frog”. “potential vector of nematodes and viruses,”Their presence was warned in the article “has recently been reported in many regions of Europe,”They are also found in Italy. “are now spreading towards the southwest of the country.”

Researchers found 6,000 mosquito larvae in Bergamo – Italy’s Lombardy Region – of which they discovered that 50 belonged to the alien species.

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According to the article, this discovery is a breakthrough. “confirms the spread of this species in the north of Italy and raises concerns about its possible role as a vector of diseases in the Alpine area.”

According to the article, there is an “urgent need for coordinated efforts”Monitor mosquitoes in order to keep them away from spreading pathogens.

Aedes koreicus lived for centuries in Korea, Japan, parts of China, Russia and Korea. But it is now found in other Asian and European countries like Kazakhstan, Germany and Switzerland.

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