(FILES) This file photo taken on Jan. 25, 2016 shows an Aedes Aegypti mosquito sitting on human skin in a lab of the International Training and Medical Research Training Center (CIDEIM) in Cali, Colombia. / AFP / LUIS ROBAYO
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