The Zika Virus and the Aedes Mosquito

Mosquito on finger

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the Aedes species of mosquito is the main vector/carrier that transmits the viruses that cause Zika, Dengue, Chikungunya and Yellow Fever, among others. The viruses are passed on to humans through the bites of an infective female Aedes mosquito, which mainly acquires the virus while feeding on the…