Eggs of mosquito capable of carrying the Zika virus found in the UK
Eggs of a mosquito capable of carrying the zika virus have been found in a small village in England.
Fifteen homeowners in Stanford, Kent, were hand delivered letters on Friday telling them that a small number of Asian Tiger Mosquito eggs had been found near their properties.
The mosquito is native to Southeast Asia but has spread to other countries through the transport of goods, and has been known to share viruses including yellow fever and the zika virus.
The eggs are believed to have been found at an M20 motorway services, meaning they could have come over in lorries from the... read more
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