Zika Virus Not Expected To Impact Sanibel, Florida. Map Of Where The Aedes Aegypti And Another Virus-Carrying Mosquito, Aedes Albopictus, Live. Sources: US Centers For Disease Control & Prevention, Reuters and Business Insider, 2-4-16.
Zika Virus, Sanibel, Florida: Map Of Where The Aedes Aegypti And Another Virus-carrying mosquito, Aedes albopictus, live

Sanibel: Zika Virus Not Projected To Have Big Impact In Florida

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Mosquito, Zika Virus Not Expected To Impact Sanibel, Florida. Photo Credit, TurkleTom Via Creative Commons.

Mosquito, Zika Virus Not Expected To Impact Sanibel, Florida. Photo Credit, TurkleTom Via Creative Commons.

Sanibel: Zika Virus Not Projected To Have Significant Impact In Florida Or The US.

While scientist continue to keep a very wary eye on the Zika Virus, particularly its believed impact on pregnant women and related birth defects, epidemiologists do not expect the Zika Virus to have a significant impact in Florida or the United States overall.

This quick snippet from Business Insider is a good, quick summary of most of the current summaries on the likely impact of the Zika Virus in Florida.

“Before you panic and move to Canada, it’s important to know there is not a lot of cause for concern in the US, at least not the way things are looking now. But in the spring and summer, things may be a little different.

“I would not be surprised to see some sporadic small outbreaks in the United States maybe in the warmer months in certain areas like the Gulf Coast or California or Hawaii,” Alex Perkins, a Notre Dame biological sciences professor, told Business Insider.

But even then, Perkins added: “I don’t think it’s really going to be a major concern in the US.”

For the complete story and the detailed scientific explanation, please see Business Insider.


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