27 Mar '17, 10am

Yellow fever is killing howler monkeys in Brazil

Yellow fever is killing howler monkeys in Brazil

“We don’t have definitive answers, but we believe that contaminated mosquitoes can be carried from one forest to another by wind,” Mendes said. “Another hypothesis is the role of humans carrying the virus between more distant forests. Most humans are asymptomatic for yellow fever, but may have viruses circulating in their blood for a few days. For example, if people who has been contaminated travels from one forest to another, they may carry the virus in their blood and, if bitten by a mosquito from the forest, may introduce the virus into a new area. In addition, we can transport contaminated mosquitoes from one forest to another involuntarily in our cars and luggage.”

Full article: https://news.mongabay.com/2017/03/yellow-fever-is-killing...

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