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  • PRO/AH/EDR> Invasive mosquito - Canada (ON)
    Sat, 28 Sep 2019 13:57:35 -0400
    Other Human Disease -- Canada
    The Windsor Essex County Health Unit [WECHU] said that recently collected data has identified a single mosquito capable of transmitting the Zika virus. The routine mosquito surveillance program, conducted by WECHU in the summer and fall, tested the adult _Aedes aegypti_ mosquito found, and it has tested negative for any vector-borne diseases.
    That type of mosquito is capable of transmitting Zika, dengue, chikungunya, and yellow fever. The 1st mosquito capable of transmitting these diseases

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