The Tiger mosquito now covering half of France.

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The Tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) is spreading rapidly and is now covering half of France.

In France, the health authority Direction Générale de la Santé (DGS) has confirmed that the tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) has doubled in numbers over the past two years, and the mosquito is now a “priority target for surveillance”.

This mosquito is adapting to cooler climates and is continuing to spread northwards. As it increases its range into new areas, it is bringing with it the risk of mosquito borne diseases such as dengue fever (11 cases in France in 2014) and chikungunya (17 cases in 2017).

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