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Aedes aegypti, known as the yellow fever mosquito, has been a nuisance species in the United States for centuries, according to UF/IFAS. The species originated in Africa and is said to have been most likely brought to the new world on ships used for European exploration and colonization.
Jim Newman
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Global transportation and trade, compounded by people continuing to alter the local environment, has led to the spread of mosquitoes around the world. But how will these insects deal with a warming world?
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