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Female mosquitoes can transmit Zika virus to eggs, offspring

Aedes-aegypti

Killing only adult mosquitoes may not end Zika outbreaks As the recent Miami outbreak of Zika virus, transmitted by the bite of female Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, prompts an all-out war on the pest, new research reveals that female mosquitoes can pass the virus on to their eggs and offspring, bolstering the need for larvicide use as an integral part of the effort ...

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WHO: Climate change may have helped spread Zika virus

Dr Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum

Warmer and wetter conditions facilitate transmission of mosquito-borne diseases, which may have added to spread, says lead climate change scientist. Oliver Milman writes in The Guardian of London The outbreak of Zika virus in Central and South America is of immediate concern to pregnant women in the region, but for some experts the situation is a glimpse of the sort of public ...

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