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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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Everything you need to know bout Zika Virus

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Experts say Zika has ‘explosive pandemic potential.’ Here’s what you should know, writes Abby Haglage in The Daily Beast A mysterious virus called Zika is spreading rapidly around the globe, leading the World Health Organisation (WHO) to issue a global emergency. The mostly mild virus is raising concerns because of a condition it’s linked to called microcephaly, a birth defect ...

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Concern as Zika virus spreads alarmingly

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As the Zika virus outbreak spreads across Central and South America, it appears to have landed in North America, where 31 people have been reportedly infected in the US. The infection has been linked to birth defects in newborns There are currently 31 people in the U.S. who have been diagnosed with the Zika virus, including three pregnant women – ...

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