Feb 10, 2016

Zika is just one more way climate change is worse for women

Brazil
Ecuador
El Salvador
Jamaica
Colombia
by
Amelia Urry
,
Grist
Photo: Laura Domínguez
Photo: Laura Domínguez

All of this has something to do with climate change. We know that viruses like Zika — a flavivirus carried by the Aedes aegypti mosquito — tend to spread as the warming climate opens more territory to the (literal) little buggers, and tend to follow on the heels of drought.