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  • PRO/AH/EDR> Zika virus (01): Americas, research, observations
    Fri, 12 Feb 2021 10:32:29 -0500
    Zika virus -- United States
    Domesticating Zika virus
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    Why hasn't Zika virus (ZIKV) disease caused as much devastation in Africa, its continent of origin, as it has in the Americas? Outside of Africa, this flavivirus is transmitted by a ubiquitous mosquito subspecies, _Aedes aegypti aegypti_, which emerged from the African forerunner subspecies _Aedes aegypti formosus_ and acquired a preference for human blood and a peridomestic lifestyle. Now, this subspecies colonizes many intertropical cities,

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