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Normally, when mosquitoes suck blood (bite) from an infected person or animal, they pick up pathogen that they transmit to another person or animal. Our study found that some mosquito species were already infected with some viruses before their first bite, which means that they can already transmit the virus to the first person or animal if the virus can cause disease.

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This page is a summary of: Vertical transmission of naturally occurring Bunyamwera and insect-specific flavivirus infections in mosquitoes from islands and mainland shores of Lakes Victoria and Baringo in Kenya, PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, November 2018, PLOS,
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0006949.
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