Asian mosquito 'to invade UK'

An Asian mosquito that can transmit tropical diseases could soon be established in southern England, according to climate change scientists.

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Scientists urge 'wide surveillance' for invading mosquito

Scientists used climate models to predict how changing conditions could affect Asian tiger mosquito distribution.

Theresearch shows that parts of the UK could become hot-spots of Asian tiger mosquito activity between 2030 and 2050.

"Mosquito climate suitability has significantly increased over the southern UK, northern France, the Benelux, parts of Germany, Italy, Sicily and the Balkan countries."

– Report by Liverpool Uni's Dr Cyril Caminade in Journal of the Royal Society Interface

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