Aedes mosquito species started to be seen around Istanbul. The fact that spraying activities are not sufficient at the stage of combating the ‘Aedes’ mosquitoes that cause the transmission of Zika virus is on the agenda of the whole country. Among the observed findings, it is observed that the spraying method against Aedes mosquitoes, which are especially common at the riverside, is not sufficient in the list of measures to be taken in the long term, and that other methods that can be successful should be used.
Aedes type mosquitoes are fly species that can be seen widely in Asia and Africa before. Aedes mosquitoes are flies that carry the Zika virus and are at high risk of transmission. Simultaneously with the increased circulation of car tires around the world, this mosquito species has spread.
Pediatric Allergy, Chest Diseases Specialist, President of Allergy and Asthma Association Prof. Dr. Ahmet Akçay used the following statements on the subject:
“When we observe the main symptoms of the Aedes mosquito, which is more common especially in the areas close to the streams, we see that the Aedes mosquito leaves symptoms in the form of a larger wound on children after the bite than the normal mosquito. It is among the findings that we have come across that it is in a deeper and larger form than
Aedes Mosquitoes in Turkey
It has been determined that Aedes type mosquitoes host a resident population in the Eastern Black Sea Region, starting from Artvin to the border of Giresun and spreading from Batum to the Crimean Peninsula. Aedes mosquitoes have a high capacity to carry and transmit viruses. prof. Dr. Ahmet Akçay said, “Aedes mosquitoes are an invasive species. Thanks to this adaptation feature, they can survive not only in summer but also between March and November, and it has been found that they can improve their ability to survive in cold months through rapid gene transfer.” gives the information.
It is expected to engulf Central Anatolia in 5-7 years
It is seen that the Aedes albopictus species spreads from Istanbul and Thrace in the west of Turkey to Giresun in the Eastern Black Sea Region on the east side . It is estimated that this vector, which has spread between Kocaeli and Giresun on the west side, can spread to the Central Anatolia region in 5-7 years. The Aedes mosquito species, which can lay more than 200 eggs at a time , breeds specifically in tree hollows, inside puddles formed at tree root points, in the inner parts of waste tires and in longoses.