- PRO/AH/EDR> Invasive mosquito - USA: (FL)
Mon, 11 May 2020 12:24:32 -0400
Dengue, Zika virus, Chikungunya -- United States
A yellow fever mosquito was discovered in Gainesville for the 1st time since the early '90s. In a Facebook post [Tue 5 May 2020], Gainesville's Public Works Department wrote that a yellow fever mosquito was found downtown this week.
Yellow fever mosquitoes can spread yellow fever, dengue, chikungunya and Zika viruses, according to the post.
Rossana Passaniti, a spokesperson for the city of Gainesville, told The Alligator she hasn't heard of any recent sighting of a yellow fever