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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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Tropical mosquito heading to UK

The Asian tiger mosquito is heading north through Europe. Credit: CDC

A mosquito that spreads tropical diseases including dengue fever may be poised to invade the UK because of climate change, experts have warned.

The Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, has already been reported in France and Belgium and could be migrating north as winters become warmer and wetter.

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