Via Tages Anzeiger: Significantly more cases of chikungunya fever in Switzerland. Excerpt from a Google translation:
In the first half of the year already 15 cases of chikungunya fever have been recorded in Switzerland. At the same time a year ago, there were two cases. With the emergence of the tiger mosquito in Switzerland, the sharp rise, according to federal government has nothing to do.
The higher number of infections with chikungunya virus, which can transmit the tiger mosquito, is related to the spread of the disease in other countries - especially in Asia, the Caribbean and in Central America - together, as Daniel Koch, head of the Division of Communicable Diseases the Federal Office of Public Health (BAG), says.
The report goes on to say that dengue cases are also up: from four cases in 2004 to 177 in 2013. And while the Asian tiger mosquito has recently been found in Switzerland, it seems to be an import like chikungunya and dengue; local authorities don't think the mosquito survives the Swiss winter.