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      The Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus (Skuse, 1894), a vector of dengue, chikungunya and zika, reaches Portugal

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          The mosquito Aedes albopictus is here reported for the first time in Portugal, from the south of the country, at least 240km west of the nearest known observation in Spain. A population of more than fifty specimens was spotted within a suburban garden over seven days of survey. As an important vector of Human affecting zoonoses such as dengue, chikungunya and yellow-fever, the presence of this mosquito in Portugal now enhances the outbreak chances for such diseases.

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          bioRxiv
          September 22 2017
          Article
          10.1101/192575
          © 2017
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          Evolutionary Biology, Medicine

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