Squashing Mosquitoes Might Be Key To Fighting Zika In The US
U.S. officials say more needs to be done to control mosquito populations and prevent the Zika virus from spreading at home.By Ben Lawson | April 2, 2016
Federal agencies are telling state and local officials to get ready for possible Zika virus outbreaks when mosquito season hits.
Officials don't expect Zika levels in the U.S. to spike to the levels seen in Latin America and the Caribbean, but they believe there will be small clusters of outbreaks, particularly in Florida and Texas.
Now, the focus is on eliminating the type of mosquitoes most likely to carry the virus, Aedes aegypti. That may be a challenge because officials say counties might only have a handful of people working on mosquito control.