Mar 8, 2016

Are Zika virus and the climate related?

Brazil
United States
by
Earth Institute, Columbia University
,
MedicalXpress
Zika virus. Photo: Center for Disease Control
Zika virus. Photo: Center for Disease Control

Virtually all vector-borne diseases have a climate dimension. Temperature drives the rate at which vectors and pathogens [things that cause disease, such as viruses and bacteria] develop, while rainfall often supports the creation of sites for the vectors to breed