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How we pinned down what attracts Mosquitos that carry dengue fever

Kenya has seen a rapid increase in chikungunya and dengue viruses’ outbreaks since 2016. Both are mos-quito-borne viral infections that lead to debilitating joint and muscle pain. The two sister diseases are trans- mitted by the aedes aegypti – a black mosquito with white spots that only bites during the day. The viruses are spread by the female mosquito when ...

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