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Dengue fever virus turn mosquitos into better hunters

A dengue fever-causing virus turns on genes in mosquitoes which not only increases their hunger, but makes them more adept at finding hosts to feed off, according to new research.

The virus was found to enhance the salivary glands and antennas, both of which are essential in locating a host.

The study did not establish a link between increased feeding habits and the efficiency of dengue fever transmission. However, scientists predict that there will be a strong association.

Read more at John Hopkins

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