New Zika Risk Along Mississippi Flyway
Disease forecaster Ascel Bio is issuing a watch notice for the areas around Davenport Iowa and Columbus Mississippi, following the emergence of environmental conditions there that are linked to the spread of the Zika carrying Aedes aegypti mosquito.
Zika risk has remained high in roughly two dozen locations in Hawaii, the East Coast and other parts of the United States throughout the winter, and an advisory for these locations has been in place since January. The Davenport IA and Columbus MS sites are the first new sites to rise to high risk locations in 2017, according to Ascel Bio. Ascel Bio encourages all members of high risk communities to remain alert to Zika risk.