Female mosquitoes can transmit Zika virus to their eggs, offspring

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 14:42 in Biology & Nature

Female Aedes aegypti mosquitoes can pass the Zika virus to their eggs and offspring, new research shows. The recent Zika virus outbreak in Florida has dramatically increased efforts to remove A. aegypti mosquitoes. The new findings highlight the importance of including larvicide in the efforts to curb the spread of the Zika virus.

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