Los Angeles Region U.S.: New Aggressive Mosquito Found, capable of transmitting viruses

Posted on October 15, 2014 • Filed under: North America, Tourist Warning, United-States

latimes.com reported a new aggressive daytime-biting mosquito capable of transmitting debilitating and possibly deadly viruses has been found in the Los Angeles region, officials announced Wednesday.

Known as yellow fever mosquitoes, the insects were found Oct. 7 and 8 in Commerce and Pico Rivera, respectively, according to the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District.
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Hailey Branson-Potts

The Aedes aegypti species, which has black and white stripes and grows to about a quarter-inch in size, can transmit dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever — viruses that can cause painful symptoms including headaches and high fever, officials said. Read Article

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