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News Release 16-027

Potential Zika virus risk estimated for 50 U.S. cities

Weather, travel and poverty may facilitate summertime outbreaks

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map of united states showing inscreasing risk of Zika-carrying mosquitoes.

Many U.S. cities face the prospect of increasing risks of Zika-carrying mosquitoes.

Credit: NCAR


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An Aedes aegypti mosquito on skin

An Aedes aegypti mosquito, carrier of the Zika virus from Africa to South and Central America.

Credit: NIH


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Transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of the Zika virus.

Transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of the Zika virus.

Credit: CDC


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Use of insect repellant is advisable in several regions, scientists say.

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Map showing regions of the world where the Zika virus is currently active, as of Feb. 3, 2016.

Map showing regions of the world where the Zika virus is currently active, as of Feb. 3, 2016.

Credit: CDC


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world map showing the spread of zika virus

Zika: It arrived in Central and South America via Africa and Asia, then French Polynesia.

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