Aedes aegypti


The Aedes aegypti mosquito is implicated in the transmission of Zika. [Army Doctor CC BY 2.0]

Aedes aegypti

/ eɪˌidiz ᵻˈdʒɪptaɪ / noun

a species of mosquito that lives in tropical regions. It is responsible for transmitting several viruses including dengue, yellow fever, and Zika:
Aedes aegypti has been genetically modified to produce sterile offspring, in an effort to eradicate the species.