Reporting on the World- Entry 4

Mosquitos Enter the Netherlands

The Dutch are being affected by the Columbian Exchange still today. In an article I read from a mosquito carrying multiple diseases has invaded The Netherlands. The mosquito is known as the Tiger Mosquito. It has made its home around Amsterdam and Rotterdam. According to the article it may carry up to 20 different diseases including dengue fever, yellow fever and encephalitis. They are believed to have traveled from China to the Netherlands with imports of tires and bamboo plants. This particular type of mosquitos is a day time feaster so it will bite you during the day. The article does not say how many people are thought to have transmitted diseases from the mosquito infestation. Even though I hate mosquitos I think that it interesting to see the effects of the Columbian Exchange still occurring.

Tiger Mosquito

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