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  • Aedes aegypti, or yellow fever mosquito, is one of the mosquito species that transmits Zika virus. The Aedes aegypti mosquito in this picture has white eyes, instead of the usual black eyes, and is known as the Higgs white-eyed strain. The strain was discovered and developed by Stephen Higgs, director of Kansas State University's Biosecurity Research Institute.
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    Aedes aegypti, or yellow fever mosquito, is one of the mosquito species that transmits Zika virus. The Aedes aegypti mosquito in this picture has white eyes, instead of the usual black eyes, and is known as the Higgs white-eyed strain. The strain was discovered and developed by Stephen Higgs, director of Kansas State University's Biosecurity Research Institute.
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