- Fears over spread of Zika after Miami reported case of woman infected without traveling overseas
- So far, the 1,300 infections in the US have come from mosquitoes in regions with the infection
- New graphics put into context which states have Zika, cities at risk, and how far the mosquitoes can reach
As increasing numbers of Zika infections are reported across America, worried people will be asking how far the virus will spread and whether they are at risk.
At least 1,300 people have been diagnosed with Zika in the US – including 400 pregnant women and seven babies – contracted from foreign mosquitoes, sex or pregnancy.
Mosquitoes in the US may carry the virus after a woman in Miami became infected without travelling abroad – health officials have not yet ruled out that she had sex with an infected person.
Control teams are now scrambling to test the native mosquito population to confirm whether Zika has indeed arrived.
To put the year-long spread into context, this new sets of interactive graphics shows where Zika is being treated, how many patients are infected, and which cities are at risk.
They also calculate the range of the two Zika-carrying mosquitoes – Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus – showing that some states have zero chance of an epidemic.
H/t reader kevin a.
– Jim Stone: Do NOT Fall For The Pesticide/Zika Scam – Real Cause Are Fingered Vaccines – Doctors Prove Zika Mosquitoes Dropped From Helicopters – Real Threat To Our Future Is The T4 Nanobot Bacteriophage
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