THE authorities in the Dordogne have launched a campaign of awareness and protection against the spread of the tiger mosquito, or moustique tigre.
The mosquito can carry diseases such as chikungunya, dengue and Zika and was first spotted in the Dordogne in 2015. It is now a problem across many areas of southern France.
Researchers will be in the region looking to study and deal with the mosquito, while homeowners can reduce the risk of its spread by ensuring stagnant water is not left standing as it provides a breeding ground for the insect.
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