Zika Likes it Warmer than Dengue: Study (The Scientist)
08 / 20 / 2018
Climate change may open up new habitats suitable for the virus’s spread.
Aug 15, 2018
ANNA AZVOLINSKY (The Scientist)
As a way to better predict where Zika virus is likely to spread, researchers tested the ability of Zika-infected mosquitoes to transmit the virus at a range of temperatures. They find that Zika’s spread by mosquitoes is more likely at temperatures five degrees warmer than for dengue virus. The results are published today (August 15) in Proceedings of the Royal Society B.