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Brazilian scientists ID common mosquito as a Zika source

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Brazilian researchers said Thursday that they have found that another species of mosquito is able to transmit the Zika virus to humans. Fiocruz institute said that additional studies will be needed to determine what role the widespread Culex quinquefasciatus mosquito has played in the Zika epidemic. The research was done at Recife, a city in the Zika epicenter of northeastern Brazil where the Culex is 20 times more common than the Aedes aegypti mosquito. The researchers collected hundreds of the…

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