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A faster, cheaper method of detecting Zika in mosquitoes

Aedes aegypti mosquitoes being tested for Zika, using the new system

We've already seen a number of low-cost devices that detect the Zika virus in human biological samples, providing health officials with an early warning of outbreaks. Now, however, an even earlier warning is possible, thanks to a system that quickly and cost-effectively detects the virus in mosquitoes – before the insects transmit it to humans.

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