Asian Tiger Mosquito Found In Jamaica
Health authorities have revealed the presence of a new mosquito species on the island.
The Asian tiger mosquito or aedes albopictus is native to the tropical and subtropical areas of Southeast Asia; but in the past few decades, this species has spread to many countries via the transport of goods and international travel.
It’s physical features include black-and-white-striped legs, and a small black-and-white-striped body.
It is regarded as an epidemiologically important vector for the transmission of many viral pathogens, including the yellow fever virus, dengue fever, and Chikungunya fever.
The Asian tiger mosquito is also capable of hosting the Zika virus and is considered a potential vector for Zika transmission among humans.
The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has already urged the region to prepare for the possibility of a major outbreak of dengue fever this year.
Remember to share this article on Facebook and other Social Media Platforms. To submit your own articles or to advertise with us please send us an EMAIL at: [email protected]
- More Casinos To Boost Tourism In Jamaica? - September 19, 2018
- Isaac Dissipates - September 15, 2018
- Isaac To Hit Lesser Antilles, Not Currently A Threat To Jamaica - September 12, 2018
- Ideal Selections For Your BTTS Tips - September 10, 2018
- ‘Nick’s Seasonings’ Gives Back To Sligoville Community - September 7, 2018
- How Technology Has Made The World Smaller By Creating Remote Working Environments - September 4, 2018
- “Oh What A Finish!” Leon Bailey Scores Cracker For Leverkusen - September 3, 2018
- Elderly Jamaican Man Arrested In Florida After Setting Fire To Raccoon Which Ate His Mangoes - August 30, 2018
- Chas. E. Ramson Limited. Cushions Infant Care Costs With ‘Kiss Baby’ Diaper Donations - August 26, 2018
- JCDC, Patrick Kitson Launch Dual Art Exhibition In Kingston - August 14, 2018