Britain Under Fear That Head Shrinking Zika Virus Is Already In UK!

Fears the Zika virus could strike Britain were fuelled after an insect expert claimed mosquitos that can carry the disease have been found here. Howard Carter said there have been several sightings of the Aedes Aegypti flying around in the countryside. The mosquito can carry the Zika virus which is gripping Brazil and the Americas and can cause babies to be been with abnormally small heads and brains.

A mosquito of the Aedes species, which has been known to transmit the Zika virus, has been reported on the Kent coast and in West Sussex
A mosquito of the Aedes species, which has been known to transmit the Zika virus, has been reported on the Kent coast and in West Sussex

Pregnant women have been advised not to travel to countries affected by the disease. He said they are getting into the country in the grooves of car tyres where females lay their eggs in trapped water in the rims. They are also able to arrive in stagnant water in container ships carrying coffee, according to Mr Carter. He added: ‘They are not here in any great great numbers yet, but in my view it is only a matter of time before that becomes the case. It may be a year or it may be 10 but it will be here because of global warming creating a warmer and more attractive climate.’
The Zika virus has been blamed for causing severe brain damage to newborn babies
The Zika virus has been blamed for causing severe brain damage to newborn babies

The Zika virus has spread like wild fire across 20 countries in south and central America in the past year. Mr Carter’s claims are lent support by a report by Public Health England exper Jolyon Medlock last year which warned northern Europe would become increasingly threatened by mosquito and other insect borne diseases.

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