Ordinary mosquitoes cannot transmit Zika: Study says


Brazilian researchers have denied that the basic mosquito known as Culex can transmit the Zika infection, saying that the Aedes aegypti mosquito is known not a principle vector of the disease. At a question and answer session in Rio de Janeiro, researchers from the Oswaldo Cruz Institute said on Tuesday that a study did with the Pasteur Institute in Paris had precluded the Culex as a vector.

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The groups broke down 1,600 mosquitoes gathered from five distinct districts crosswise over Brazil. Half were Culex and half were Aedes aegypti. They were tried to decide their reasonableness as Zika vectors.The researchers combined the two gatherings and sustained them together with blood conveying the Zika virus.

They found that somewhere around 80 and 100 for each penny of the Aedes aegypti conveyed the infection, with an extraordinary amount in their salivation. Be that as it may, none of the Culex mosquitoes demonstrated the same result. The outcomes were distributed Tuesday in the PLoS (Public Library of Science) Neglected Tropical Diseases."We analyzed the spit of the regular mosquito to check whether we could recognize the infection yet we found no Zika.

This persuaded us that this mosquito is not equipped for transmitting it," said Ricardo Lourenco, a veterinarian from the Oswaldo Cruz Institute, who drove the project. This study negated discoveries in July from the state-possessed Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, in which specialists said the Zika infection had been found in the spit of the Culex however its capacity to transmit the infection remained unknown. Brazil has been one of the nations most exceedingly awful hit by Zika however cases have dropped essentially as of late after a gigantic fumigation crusade and with the entry of winter.

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