The summer of 2016 brought the first confirmed case of locally transmitted Zika virus in the United States. By year’s end, over 200 locally transmitted cases had been documented, with another 4,700 travel-related cases. Of the local transmissions, 213 were in Florida, with an additional three in Texas and three in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
“So,” you ask, “what does that mean for Southern states like Alabama this year?”
What We Know
Since Zika’s landfall in the United States, researchers have stepped up efforts to understand exactly how Zika spreads—not only from mosquitoes to humans but also from mosquitoes to their...