The tiger mosquito and the yellow fever mosquito are animals that do not originate in the Netherlands. They can spread various viral diseases in humans and animals, such as dengue (dengue fever), Zika, chikungunya, yellow fever, West Nile virus and various forms of encephalitis. According to the NVWA, the chance that tiger mosquitoes actually transmit these diseases in the Netherlands is small.
The critters probably come along with imported car tires and bamboo plants. Supervisor NVWA only mentions where and when the exotic mosquitoes were found on the website. It is not stated on the site how many mosquitoes were found per find.
Dangerous tiger mosquito appeared in five places throughout the Netherlands | Inland
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