Potentially deadly mosquito found in Contra Costa Co. for the first time

From ABC 7 News
August 6, 2022

MARTINEZ, Calif. (KGO) — On Friday, the Contra Costa Mosquito and Vector Control District announced that an invasive mosquito species has been discovered in the city of Martinez.

Measuring about one-quarter of an inch, with a black body and white stripes, they’re called Aedes aegypti.

According to a press release from the county, Aedes mosquitos are described as being very aggressive day biters that can transmit diseases such as Zika, Yellow and Dengue fevers.

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