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Zika Goes Viral in the U.S.


A new analysis by Climate Central highlights that the number of days hot and humid enough for mosquitoes to be active and biting has increased in many big US cities—and climate change will further increase those numbers, in most locations. In their analysis, the ten cities with the biggest increase in the length of the mosquito season over the last 30 years were: Baltimore, MD; Durham, NC; Minneapolis; Myrtle Beach, SC; Raleigh, NC; Portland, ME; St. Louis; Pittsburgh; Worcester, MA; and Albany, NY. These cities cover a huge swath of the eastern U.S. Nationwide, 76 percent of major cities have seen their mosquito season get longer over that time.

Resource Type
Blog Post
Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
Resource URL
Aug 3, 2016
Organization Type
Health and Human Impact
Vector-borne disease
Behavior change Climate adaptation/resilience
Health surveillance

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