Nicaragua reports new sighting of tropical vector:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Nicaraguan authorities have reported the country's first sighting of the Aedes albopictus mosquito, responsible for transmitting a number of tropical diseases including dengue fever, yellow fever and West Nile fever. This mosquito, sighted in Potosi, Chinandenga, on the frontier with Honduras, is said to be better adapted to breeding in stagnant waters than its dengue fever relative, the Aedes aegypti. The authorities have stated that it is "under control", reports Europa Press. The mosquito has been sighted reportedly in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and El Salvador.