Zika and Pregnancy
#1 Mosquitoes are the deadliest animals in the world because of the diseases they spread.
A female mosquito infected with Zika can continue biting people over its lifespan of about 30 days.
Only 2 known species of mosquitoes spread Zika, out of 176 species of mosquitoes identified in the US.
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