The Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) has again been spotted in the Netherlands, the farm and environment institute CLM said on Tuesday.
The mosquito, which spreads dengue fever, has been spotted in several greenhouses where ornamental bamboo is being cultivated, news agency ANP reports.
Last year, plant importers were warned to take steps to eradicate the eggs and larvae.
Dengue fever leads to fever, headaches and muscle pain and sometimes a rash. The mosquito takes its name from its black and white striped legs.
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