risk map - MONDAY, MAY 20, 2019

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very low risk:
The parasite is neither active nor numerous: infestation is unlikely to happen. Be aware that indoor flea infestations can be active regardless of outdoor climates.
2
low risk:
Infestation is rare. Be aware that indoor flea infestations can be active regardless of outdoor climates.
3
medium risk:
The presence of active parasites occur. Be aware and consider suitable preventative measures.
4
high risk:
Parasite activity has reached a level requiring increased awareness. Use preventive measures to reduce the risk of flea and tick infestation and parasite bites.
5
very high risk:
Maximum vigilance and the use of protective measures are mandatory to protect you and your pet against parasites and the diseases they transmit.

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mosquitoes and sandflies

Description

  • Mosquitoes and sandflies belong to a large and abundant group of hematophagous flying insects (order Diptera).
  • Sandflies are small mosquito-like insects. They are the only direct source of Leishmania infection in dogs and humans. The main species in Europe belongs to the genus Phlebotomus.
  • Mosquitoes are present throughout temperate and tropical regions of the world and are important vectors of human and animal diseases.

advice

For optimal tick control

  • Immediate elimination of the ticks present on the animal and on its owner after a walk in a tick infested area, using appropriate measures