In the US areas affected by hurricane “Harvey”, threatens invasion of mosquitoes
MOSCOW, September 1 — RIA Novosti. Areas in the USA affected by the devastating hurricane “Harvey”, threatens invasion of mosquitoes and the resurgence of diseases that carry blood-sucking insects, experts said.
The doctor-parasitologist, John Lee said that although the floods will wash off the mass of the insect, they will quickly recover their population due to the abundance of pockets of standing water. In the next two weeks, is expected explosive growth in the number of mosquitoes that will persist for a month or two, reports the associated Press.
The specialist noted that this phenomenon may be accompanied by a surge of diseases that are transmitted by mosquitoes: the Yellow Nile fever and encephalitis. It is not excluded outbreaks of other dangerous diseases — zika virus and dengue fever.
At least 39 people were killed, tens of thousands were evacuated in the flooding in Texas caused by hurricane “Harvey”. Currently the bad weather continues in Louisiana.