In this Jan. 27, 2016 file photo, samples of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, responsible for transmitting dengue and Zika, sit in a petri dish at the Fiocruz Institute in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
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With summer approaching, Zika may find its way into virus-carrying mosquitoes in Europe or the United States, disease experts have warned, but any outbreaks are likely to be small and short-lived.Rare cases of sexual virus transmission have also been recorded.The warmer summer months bring with them the peak mosquito season for Europe and the United States after the insects' eggs – typically found in stagnant water – hatch.In Europe, the potential threat comes from a related mosquito, Aedes albopictus, which began to spread in southern Europe about 25 years ago. Studies are ongoing to see if other mosquitoes elsewhere may also transmit the virus.If the virus had evolved genetically since then, it could mean that people in tropical Africa – who may have originally enjoyed Zika immunity – no longer do.
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