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New concerns arise about Zika virus

April 15, 2017 04:42 PM

There are new concerns about the Zika virus after traces of it were found in a different species of mosquito.

University of Florida researchers found fragments of the virus in the RNA of Asian Tiger mosquitoes in Brazil.

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While it's still too early to know if Asian Tiger mosquitoes can transmit Zika to humans, researchers say their ability to survive in colder climates is concerning.

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