Health Officials Warn Zika Could Spread Across More Gulf States


Zika

could extend its reach from Miami to Gulf States such as Texas and Louisiana, National Institute of Health official Anthony Fauci said in an

interview

Monday.

This warning comes just days after the Center for Disease Control expanded on its

first ever

domestic travel warning by

advising

pregnant women not to travel to Miami Beach due to the spread of Zika. Fauci highlighted the increased risk of Zika in Louisiana because of

recent flooding

, as standing water provides an ideal breeding ground for mosquitos.

In many Southern cities, mosquito season

is getting longer

thanks to

climate change

, which is a threat multiplier for Zika and other

vector-borne diseases

like malaria and dengue.

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