Vertical Transmission of Zika Virus by Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus Mosquitoes.Emerg Infect Dis 2017; 23(5):880-882EI
To determine the potential role of vertical transmission in Zika virus expansion, we evaluated larval pools of perorally infected Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus adult female mosquitoes; ≈1/84 larvae tested were Zika virus-positive; and rates varied among mosquito populations. Thus, vertical transmission may play a role in Zika virus spread and maintenance.