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ZIKA NEWS 2019: WHAT CALIFORNIANS NEED TO KNOW

Zika virus is transmitted to people primarily through the bite of infected Aedes aegypti mosquitoes (yellow fever mosquitoes) or Aedes albopictus mosquitoes (Asian tiger mosquitoes). These mosquitoes are not native to California. However, since 2011 they have been detected in several California counties.
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A Virus Even More Dangerous Than Zika to Pregnant Woman

The Zika virus must take the “side roads” into the placenta to infect a fetus, one researcher said — but the Rift Valley fever virus takes the “expressway.”
A blood sample taken by a veterinary worker from a sheep in Naivasha, Kenya. Rift Valley fever can pass from livestock to humans.
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