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News Baseline study - projection on zika spread in US, Aedes populations

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  1. Mar 21, 2016 #1

    jim mcnamara

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    Washington Post:
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...-cities-that-could-be-hit-by-a-zika-outbreak/

    Study:
    http://currents.plos.org/outbreaks/...edes-aegypti-in-the-contiguous-united-states/

    Abstract:
     
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  3. Mar 21, 2016 #2

    Ygggdrasil

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    The Zika virus may reveal the shortsightedness of many states' budgetary planning. According to National Geographic:
    Indeed, the state of North Carolina entirely eliminated[/PLAIN] [Broken] all of the states' mosquito control programs:
    While funding for these programs can be restored, it may not be possible to recover the expertise held by the individuals laid off, and it's unclear whether states would be able to train enough new staff in time.
     
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