IMM has prepared the action plan to combat the 'Asian Tiger Mosquito'. In cooperation with IMM and Universities, the 'AEDES Invasive Mosquitoes' congress will be held at the Haliç Congress Center on September 2-3. The Asian Tiger, which can settle in the bottom of the pots and reproduce even in dry weather, spreads very quickly and threatens public health if precautions are not taken.
The Asian Tiger mosquito, which has spread rapidly around the world and started to be seen in Turkey, can cause serious diseases. Many local and foreign scientists will attend the congress, where the methods to be followed to combat this dangerous species, which are spread by imported products and travels, will be determined.
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) is holding an international congress to prevent the spread of the Asian Tiger, which is distinguished from other species by the daytime bite that comes from Asia to Istanbul.
The Science Board, which was established for the first time in the world in a local government, will create the action plan to combat vectors that threaten public health.
DANGER TO BABIES
Providing information about the species called 'Asian Tiger Mosquito' because it has tiger-like striped lines, IMM Science Board Member for Fight Against Vector. Dr. Salih Bulletin Alten said that mosquitoes came to Europe from Asia with the effect of global climate changes. Alten added that the Asian Tiger mosquito often causes an allergic reaction, leading to the spread of the even more dangerous 'Dang Fever' virus in some countries. He even stated that if precautions are not taken, this fly species may cause the birth of small-headed babies called 'Microcephaly'.
IMM ESTABLISHED A SCIENCE COMMITTEE FOR THE STRUGGLE
The Asian Tiger mosquito, which originated in South Asia, continues to spread rapidly to Europe. The mosquito species, which is moving north due to global climate change, has an extraordinary spreading power. In recent years, it has been found in our country on the shores of the Black Sea, in certain regions of the Marmara and Aegean. This drought-resistant mosquito species can easily live in small puddles such as flower pots. Unlike other mosquitoes, it can reproduce rapidly by laying eggs in hidden areas, tree cavities and pot bottoms.