Scientists have discovered a new “channel” the spread of the virus zika

Ученые обнаружили новый "канал" распространения вируса Зика

American doctors have opened a new channel of distribution of zika virus. About it writes the edition EurekAlert.

It turned out that the female aegypti mosquito, which are the main carriers and transmitters of zika virus, capable of spreading the infection through their children, in particular, eggs. Scientists have conducted experiments in which they observed the virus in the offspring of females infected mosquitoes.

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Scientists have found that the virus thus takes advantage for survival in unfavorable conditions, for example, in cold climates. To close the channel have suggested using a larvicide is an insecticide that acts on the larval stages of insects, and sanitation of places where insects can lay their eggs.

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The main danger of the virus, Zeke poses to newborns, in which he calls the microcephaly – degradation of the dimensions of the cranium and brain. Infection of the fetus occurs during pregnancy from the mother.

The virus is spread through sexual intercourse and is transmitted by the bite of tropical mosquitoes. Earlier in new York doctors reported the first of the new born baby with the virus zika