Business Report: A new map on the mosquito that carries the Zika virus

Business Report: A new map on the mosquito that carries the Zika virus

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The CDC has put out a fresh map on the mosquito that carries Zika. The Atlanta-based federal Centers for Disease Control is tracking the Egyptian mosquito.
On this map, parsing the republic by counties, yellow means this mosquito has been seen at least one year since 1995. Orange: two years. Red: three years or more.

Some hot spots are predictable: the Florida Everglades, the Louisiana Bayou, the Texas Gulf Coast.

But it also seems common in much of Arizona, and such inland Texas areas as Dallas and Austin, and in Chesapeake Bay country, which has a lot of large wetlands.

You may also notice the Big Island also qualifies for "red."

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