Zika virus

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An aedes aegypti mosquito: “These expansions are putting at risk large human populations that never experienced aegypti-borne viruses and therefore have no immune defences against them.”   Photograph: Juan Carlos Ulate/Reuters

The mosquito that helped spread the Zika virus across Brazil during the Olympics is on the move, expanding into new territories after cross-breeding (...)

Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are seen inside Oxitec laboratory in Campinas, Brazil. Photograph: Paulo Whitaker/Reuters

In Europe the story of Zika virus has been dominated by golfers and the Olympics. But where Zika is a more immediate health threat, in North and Sout(...)

The Aedes aegypti mosquito is behind the large outbreaks of Zika virus in Latin America and the Caribbean. Photograph: James Gathany/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via AP File

Many athletes and visitors at the Olympic games in Rio may worry about possible contagion with the Zika virus. This concern may soon be a thing of the(...)