<i>Aedes aegypti</i> Mosquito (IMAGE) Purdue University Caption Dengue virus is transmitted primarily by the mosquito <i>Aedes aegypti</i>, shown here taking a blood meal. A Purdue University study identified changes in lipids in cells from the mosquito midgut, the primary site for virus amplification. A trace of the output from mass spectrometry is shown at the bottom as a spiky white line. Credit (Purdue University photo/ Rodney McPhail) Usage Restrictions None License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.