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Sep 13, 2012

Mosquitoes Mutate To Carry Dangerous New Virus


Dengue Virus
Mutating Mosquitoes?

Mosquitoes mutate to carry ‘dangerous’ virus
 Instead of the commonly found Type-3 strain of the dengue virus, this time there has been an increase in the number of patients affected by the Type-1 and Type-4 of the virus in Kolkata and its adjoining districts. According to the virologists and doctors, the increase in Type-1 and Type-4 cases indicate that both Aedes Aegypti and Aedes Albopicktus — the vectors of the disease — have mutated.