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Mosquitoes moving into UK cities

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 03:23 PM

Changes to UK urban areas provide habitats for mosquitoes, including species known to spread malaria and West Nile virus, a study suggests.

Warmer ambient temperatures and more water containers in gardens are bringing mosquitoes into closer contact with people, say scientists.

UK mosquitoes are human disease-free but the team says more of the insects breeding in urban areas increases the chances of a potential outbreak.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...onment-27491891

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 05:07 PM

Welcome to my world. :P Just don't leave any standing water outside.

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 06:46 PM

Oh for heavens's sake, more immigrants? Is it too late to go out & vote UKIP?

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 09:33 PM

More damn blood sucking parasites moving in, stealing our blood.
Vote UKIP, Nigel knows where the RAID is kept...

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