- PRO/AH/EDR> Invasive mosquito - Canada: (ON)
Wed, 07 Jul 2021 11:41:37 -0400
Zika virus -- Canada
Mosquito surveillance efforts in Windsor-Essex [Ontario, Canada] have detected a tropical invasive mosquito that can potentially spread the Zika virus.
The mosquito, known as _Aedes albopictus_, was found within Windsor city limits, according to the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit [WECHU], which carries out mosquito surveillance.
The mosquito is capable of transmitting the Zika virus, but it's not likely to be the main spreader of the infection, since it feeds on animals in addition to