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Chikungunya is transmitted by bites from infected female mosquitoes of the Aedes genus. The Aedes aegypti mosquito is the main transmitter of the disease, although Aedes albopictus (known as the “tiger mosquito”) is also able to transmit chikunguña. These mosquitoes are mainly found during the day in urban environments.
These mosquitoes can also transmit other viruses, such as dengueor Zika. They tend to bite throughout the whole day, although they are most active early in the morning and late in the afternoon. Even though they can be found in any environment, these mosquitoes are typically found in residential urban areas and their surroundings.
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