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Mosquito-borne viruses like Zika may be spread at lower temperatures, potentially expanding impact


May 9, 2017

Transmission of mosquito-borne diseases such as Zika occur at lower temperatures than previously thought, a recently released study co-authored by two researchers at the University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa, Fla., shows. The study, led by Stanford University, used data collected by the USF researchers to create a model showing the potential effects of temperatures and temperature change on the transmission of dengue, chikungunya and Zika around the world.  Full Story

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