Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the allergy and infectious diseases unit of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) warned that the Zika virus is likely to spread across the Gulf states. Dr. Fauci was being interviewed about recent active infections found in Miami Beach when he made the statement. Last weekend’s massive flooding and ongoing recovery in Louisiana could also speed up transmission due to pockets of standing water in which mosquitoes can breed.
Read further coverage on the new transmissions from Reuters here.
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