Tiger and yellow fever mosquitoes in 12 Dutch cities and villages


A female Asian tiger mosquito.

Tiger mosquitoes were found in 10 different locations in the Netherlands this year, while yellow fever mosquitoes were found twice, the broadcaster RTL Nieuws reported on Friday.

Tiger mosquitoes have been found in locations across the country including Lelystad, Haarlemmermeer and Breda. They can carry yellow fever and dengue fever in their home country and were first spotted in the Netherlands in 2005.

In Assen and Lelystad, the arrival of foreign mosquitoes is linked to import companies for used car tires, but they can also be found in imported bamboo factories, RTL said.

The numbers come from NVWA information from the Dutch Product Safety Authority, which does not specify how many mosquitoes were found. Last year, for example, 350 tiger mosquitoes were found in Valkenburg, said RTL Nieuws.

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