(ORDO NEWS) — An unexpected problem due to the epidemic COVID-19 encountered on the Spanish island of Ibiza. Due to the fact that the hotels are closed, Asian tiger mosquitoes (Aedes albopictus) have bred in the pools, Interfax reported citing Mirror.
The untreated non-chlorinated pools attracted these dangerous insects that the Zika virus, West Nile and Dengue fever carry.
Region of origin of mosquitoes A. albopictus – Southeast Asia. In Europe, these mosquitoes are rooted mainly in the countries of the Mediterranean basin.
They are present in Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Vatican, Germany, Greece, Georgia, Israel, Italy, Spain, Malta, Monaco, Romania, San Marino, Slovenia, Turkey, France, Croatia, Montenegro and Switzerland. Over the past few years, outbreaks of dengue and chikungunya have been recorded in the European region. These mosquitoes are also dangerous because they can bite through clothes.
In this regard, the Ibiza Department of Environmental Management has asked citizens to commission chlorination and pool cleaning systems as soon as possible in order to prevent another epidemic besides COVID-19.
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