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  • 05 December, 2022

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Asian Tiger Mosquitoes

Asian Tiger Mosquitoes

A man from Germany recently had the worst experience of his life after being bitten by an Asian tiger mosquito.

Asian Tiger Mosquito

  • Also known as the forest mosquito or Aedes Albopictus. Tiger mosquitos are an exotic species named after the single white stripe down the center of their head and back.
  • Native to Southeast Asia's tropical and subtropical regions.
  • Later, it spread to many European countries.


  • bites mostly during the day,
  • Many viral pathogens are present, including the yellow fever virus, Chikungunya fever, filarial nematodes such as Dirofilaria immitis, and the Zika virus.
  • Also a dengue fever carrier
  • Common signs and symptoms include:
  • Several stomach pains
  • Continued vomiting and nausea
  • Breathlessness
  • The gums and nose are bleeding.
  • Fatigue and perpetual tiredness


  • According to the WHO, the number of reported dengue cases has more than doubled in the last two decades, rising from 505,430 cases in 2000 to more than 5.2 million in 2021.

Control and prevention:

  • Preventing mosquito breeding, preventing mosquitos from accessing egg-laying habitats, and properly disposing of waste.
  • Every week, cover, empty, and clean domestic water storage containers.
  • Wearing mosquito-resistant clothing and educating the community about the dangers of mosquito-borne diseases.

Source: Firstpost

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