Mosquitoes that spread Zika virus could simultaneously transmit other viruses

by Mary Guiden
Colorado State University, 19 May, 2017

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http://source.colostate.edu/mosquitoes-spread-zika-virus-simultaneously-transmit-
viruses/

A new study led by Colorado State University researchers found that Aedes aegypti, the primary mosquito that carries Zika virus, might also transmit chikungunya and dengue viruses with one bite. The findings shed new light on what’s known as a coinfection, which scientists said is not yet fully understood and may be fairly common in areas experiencing outbreaks.

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