Kansas State University Contributes to Potential Zika Virus Vaccine Development (image) Kansas State University Share Print E-Mail Caption Aedes aegypti, or yellow fever mosquito, is one of the mosquito species that transmits Zika virus. The Aedes aegypti mosquito in this picture has white eyes, instead of the usual black eyes, and is known as the Higgs white-eyed strain. The strain was discovered and developed by Stephen Higgs, director of Kansas State University's Biosecurity Research Institute. Higgs and other researchers with the Biosecurity Research Institute have developed a promising Zika virus vaccine. Credit Kansas State University Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail 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.