Disease forecaster Ascel Bio is tracking daily weather patterns in the US, providing updates on locations where Aedes aegypti mosquito growth is likely. Today’s NowCast shows favorable conditions in Key West, Southeastern Louisiana, Atlantic City, Hawaii, and Brookhaven, Mississippi.
The Zika NowCast does not take into consideration potential mosquito reduction efforts, as is being done in New Orleans, with their Comprehensive Zika Virus Plan, nor does it consider whether or not Zika has been reported previously in the area.
While there is currently no ongoing transmission of Zika in the continental United States, and infections to date have been imported from Brazil and other countries, mosquitos that carry the disease (including those known as the Aedes aegypti mosquito) spread when weather conditions are right. Concerted efforts to reduce the risks from the Aedes aegypti mosquito are recommended for residents and health officials in these areas.
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