Feb 9, 2016

Warming world spreads a wider welcome mat for Zika-carrying mosquitoes

Brazil
by
David Hasemyer
,
InsideClimate News
Zika-carrying mosquitoes are already living in places like Honduras, but climate change means they could make their way to a much wider area of the globe. Photo: Reuters
Zika-carrying mosquitoes are already living in places like Honduras, but climate change means they could make their way to a much wider area of the globe. Photo: Reuters

As world health officials scramble to combat the spreading virus, which could infect as many as 4 million people this year, scientists and public health officials see the outbreak as an omen in a world steadily warming under the effects of climate change.