Researchers found that Aedes aegypti might transmit Zika, chikungunya and dengue viruses with one bite – called coinfection.
A recent study found that mosquitoes can be infected with both Zika and chikungunya and could possibly infect people with both viruses. Brazilian doctors are trying to determine if the viruses – Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya – work together to worsen illness.
The medical team who cared for both said it’s likely the son contracted the virus through his father’s sweat or tears. The father had an unusually high level of virus in his blood, more than 100,000 times higher than that of other infected people.
A case of locally-acquired dengue virus in Miami was recently confirmed. Dengue is a close relative of Zika and is spread by the same mosquitoes. Experts say anywhere you find dengue, you are likely to find Zika.