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Aegypti mosquitoes in a mosquito cage at a laboratory in Cucuta, Colombia. (Ricardo Mazalan/AP)
Aegypti mosquitoes in a mosquito cage at a laboratory in Cucuta, Colombia. (Ricardo Mazalan/AP)

New research shows that the Zika and Dengue viruses can manipulate the skin microbiome to be more attractive to mosquitoes, which facilitates transmission. The study also revealed a possible remedy.

NPR's Ari Daniel reports.

This segment aired on July 4, 2022.

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