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MOSQUITOES SPREAD DISEASE IN NORTHERN ITALY

 
 
Reply Thu 6 Sep, 2007 07:48 am
PLANNING TO VISIT RAVANNA AND NORTHERN ITALY ?
don't forget to bring your mosquitoe repellent !
hbg

the BBC reports :
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Mosquito virus arrives in Europe

The virus is transmitted by the mosquito Aedes albopictus

A debilitating tropical virus carried by mosquitoes has become established in Europe for the first time.
The Ministry of Health in Italy has confirmed about 160 cases of chikungunya in the Ravenna region in northern Italy.

Travellers have been advised to protect themselves against mosquito bites.




SOURCE :
VISITING NORTHERN ITALY ?
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Sglass
 
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Reply Thu 6 Sep, 2007 02:05 pm
What tropic did the bug come from Hamburger?
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Sglass
 
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Reply Thu 6 Sep, 2007 02:06 pm
and what is the bug's name?
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 6 Sep, 2007 03:46 pm
Well, the viral illness known as chikungunya was found on Indian Ocean island Reunion in 2006; I haven't looked it up further..

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4674376.stm


There's some more about it iin the link Hamburger gave in his post above.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 6 Sep, 2007 03:51 pm
my mom used to make chikungunya and chlep . Real Carpathian soul food.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 6 Sep, 2007 03:56 pm
Good with a nice glass of milk...
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patiodog
 
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Reply Thu 6 Sep, 2007 03:58 pm
That's it, I'm getting on the DDT bandwagon. Where's old what's-his-name?
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farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 6 Sep, 2007 04:00 pm
The mosquitoes of Italy are probably still immune from the last DDT "adaptation sequence" of WWII.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 6 Sep, 2007 04:05 pm
I guess the swamp drainer Mussolini didn't get all the zanzare....
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 6 Sep, 2007 04:06 pm
P'dog, was that Gunga? Perhaps he's in that chicken dish...
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