Mar 21, 2016

These are the U.S. Cities That Could be Hit by a Zika Outbreak

United States
by
Sarah kaplan
,
Washington Post
U.S. map showing 1) Ae. aegypti potential abundance for Jan/July (colored circles), 2) approximate maximum known range of Ae. aegypti (shaded regions) and Ae. albopictus (gray dashed lines), and 3) monthly average number arrivals to the U.S. by air and land from countries on the CDC Zika travel advisory. Image: Andrew J. Monaghan et. al. PLOS Currents: Outbreaks
U.S. map showing 1) Ae. aegypti potential abundance for Jan/July (colored circles), 2) approximate maximum known range of Ae. aegypti (shaded regions) and Ae. albopictus (gray dashed lines), and 3) monthly average number arrivals to the U.S. by air and land from countries on the CDC Zika travel advisory. Image: Andrew J. Monaghan et. al. PLOS Currents: Outbreaks

A recent study in the journal PLOS Currents: Outbreaks found fifty U.S. cities where the six-legged, blood-sucking vector of the virus — the mosquito Aedes aegypti — would be able to survive in the upcoming summer months. Nine of those cities, home to an estimated 14 million people, could have a “high abundance” of the virus-carrying mosquitoes by July, the study says, and the mosquito could be a problem as far north as New York