March 23, 2015 | Rohan

I can't wait for warmer weather - the only downside is those pesky mosquitoes. But as annoying as biting bugs are, at least they don't spread disease in the UK like they do in some other places... at least for now.

Some experts say warmer temperatures here mean we could become a breeding ground for mosquitoes that carry tropical diseases such as dengue and chikungunya.

However the climate is difficult to predict, so the experts aren't certain what insects and diseases we might see. I don't look forward to more bugs and bites!


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Health experts test for disease-carrying insects at seaports and airports. Sometimes the bugs hitch a ride inside used tyres.


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