Threat of Mosquito-borne Disease Spread in Liepaja linked to climate change and other factors

Mosquito-borne diseases such as Tularaemia, Sindbis virus, Dengue fever, Zika virus, Yellow fever and Malaria are spread from endemic countries to other parts of the world and climate change might be one of the main causes of this phenomenon. Research highlights that climate change is not the only factor contributing to the spread of these diseases. The study analyzes the posibility of mosquito-borne disease spread in Liepaja and factors that might propagate it. The focus of this study is mosquitoes – vectors that transmit different pathogens to humans and animals. The empirical part of this study includes the collection of mosquito samples. One sample of mosquito (Coquillettidia richiardii) was found to contain francisella tularensis highlighting multiple possible future threats.

Category: MEDICINE Country: LATVIA Year: 2021


Krists Kristaps Ročāns