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The people-plaguing Asian tiger mosquito, or Aedes albopictus, typically lays its eggs in stagnant water. James Gathany/AP hide caption

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Building A Better Mosquito Trap — One Scientist Thinks He's Done It

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A Miami-Dade County mosquito control worker sprays around a home in August 2016 in the Wynwood area of Miami. A University of Florida study recently identified the first known human case of the mosquito-borne Keystone virus. Alan Diaz/AP hide caption

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An Anopheles mosquito — the only kind that can spread malaria — feeds on a human. On Monday, a 4-year-old girl died of the disease in Italy, where malaria was thought to have been eradicated. Sinclair Stammers/Getty Images/Science Photo Library RM hide caption

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Joseph Blackman, a Miami-Dade County mosquito control inspector, at work in Miami. Mosquitoes infected with Zika are now spreading the illness in at least four different parts of the city, according to federal health officials. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Zika May Be In The U.S. To Stay

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A city worker in San Juan, Puerto Rico, cleans up a vacant lot where mosquitoes could be breeding. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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Puerto Rico's Efforts To Stop Zika Are Hampered By Mistrust

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Zika virus particles (colored purple in this scan) infecting cells. Each particle is about 40 nanometers in diameter. CDC/Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images hide caption

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A Case Of Zika Apparently Spread From A Patient To A Family Caregiver

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Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, which have been known to carry the Zika virus, buzz in a laboratory in Cucuta, Colombia. Ricardo Mazalan/AP hide caption

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'Nobody Is Immune': Bracing For Zika's First Summer In The U.S.

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Brazilian soldiers prepare for an operation to fight the Aedes aegypti mosquito, vector of the Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya viruses, in Sao Paulo, Brazil on February 3. The operation on Saturday will include 220,000 soldiers passing out pamphlets; they hope to reach 3 million homes. Nelson Almeida/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Aedes aegypti mosquito is one of two types thought to be capable of carrying and transmitting the Zika virus. Nelson Almeida/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Big Zika Virus Outbreak Unlikely In The U.S., Officials Say

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A couple of male, genetically modified Aedes aegypti mosquitoes take flight. Dr Derric Nimmo/Oxitec hide caption

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Florida Health Officials Hope To Test GMO Mosquitoes This Spring

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