Mosquitoes brought to Russia, a deadly dengue fever

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In Central Russia, can spread the deadly tropical diseases due to changes in the population of mosquitoes. About this report “Izvestia” with reference to the epidemiologists.

According to them, dangerous insects from Egypt and South-East Asia, vector of Dengue viruses, Chikungunya and zika yellow fever, settled along the black sea coast and in Crimea. It is noted that in the southern regions have recorded outbreaks of certain diseases. Scientists warn that after the bite of one mosquito of a tourist threatens to engulf the whole region.

The experts explained that in the southern part of Russia in connection with global warming has moved two mosquito species — Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. The first easily recognized by white markings on the legs and back, the second — spotted abdomen and black-and-white stripes on the legs. Both species are also capable of transferring larvae filamentous worms of the genus dirofilaria (Dirofilaria), which cause severe damage to the internal organs of humans and animals.

Earlier in August, scientists found “taste” of mosquitoes. The most attractive “victims” are people with I blood group. In addition, it was noted that the mosquito is likely to bite an adult, not a child, pregnant women, people with high body mass index, as well as people engaged in physical labor.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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