'Zika mosquito' eggs found near Folkestone in Kent

'Zika mosquito' eggs found near Folkestone in Kent

The eggs of a mosquito capable of transmitting tropical diseases, including the Zika virus, have been found for the first time in the UK.
People in Stanford near Folkestone have been sent letters telling them Asian tiger mosquito eggs had been discovered nearby.
Public Health England said no further evidence of the insect had been detected.
It said there was "currently no risk to public health in the UK".
Jolyon Medlock, head of medical entomology at Public Health England, said: "We regularly monitor mosquito species and look for any which are new to the UK.
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19 October 2016 in Regional, Views: 34
Source: BBC

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