New York Times: Brazil and Biting Midges

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Rising outbreaks of the zoonotic vector-borne Oropouche virus in Brazil cause concern among researchers at University of São Paulo. The virus is primarily spread through midge bites, however there have been some cases of transmission through regional mosquitoes. One particular researcher’s consternation lies in the recent expansion of Oropouche virus from rural villages to more urban populous cities throughout Brazil.

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Brazil May Face a New Threat, This Time From Biting Midges

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Oropouche virus could emerge and cause a public health problem

 

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