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First Chikungunya-infected Aedes aegypti mosquitos found in Brazil

10:00 EDT 22 Jun 2017 | Medical Xpress

While more than 13,000 cases of Chikungunya viral disease were reported in Brazil in 2015, scientists had never before detected the virus in a captured mosquito in this country. Now, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have identified a mosquito—caught in the Brazilian city of Aracaju—that's naturally infected with the East-Central-South-African (ECSA) genotype of Chikungunya.

Original Article: First Chikungunya-infected Aedes aegypti mosquitos found in Brazil

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