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More than 200 people have been treated for allergic reactions to the bites

A plague of mosquitoes affecting Torrevieja in recent days worsened over Friday and Saturday when more than 200 people were treated at La Loma health centre for allergic reactions to the insect bites. Diario Información reports that staff there were forced to send for supplies from other centres after running out of the medication they needed to treat their patients.

And La Verdad newspaper said local supermarkets and chemists have sold out of their stocks of insect repellents and insecticides.

The clouds of mosquitoes which have descended on the town, which have also affected San Miguel de Salinas and Guardamar del Segura, are believed to have been brought to Torrevieja by the recent period of heavy rainfall followed by sunny weather.