BBC News – Study: UK cities becoming mosquito-friendly habitats

20 May 2014 Last updated at 22:01 ETBy Mark Kinver Environment reporter, BBC News

A greater abundance of mosquitoes that act as vectors of human diseases are living in close proximity to people’s homes
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Changes to UK urban areas provide habitats for mosquitoes, including species known to spread malaria and West Nile virus, a study suggests.

Warmer ambient temperatures and more water containers in gardens are bringing mosquitoes into closer contact with people, say scientists.

UK mosquitoes are human disease-free but the team says more of the insects breeding in urban areas increases the chances of a potential outbreak.

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