Hub for reliable, timely news about COVID-19 pandemic

CDC expands range of Zika mosquitoes into parts of Northeast

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

ATLANTA — Federal health officials say the mosquitoes that can transmit the Zika virus may live in a broader swath of the U.S. than previously thought — but that doesn’t mean they’ll cause disease here.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday posted new maps of the estimated range of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, and a related cousin, on its website.

Instead of just being in the southern part of the country, the new maps say the range may extend into parts of the Midwest and as far north as parts of New York and Connecticut.

Previous maps were about a dozen years old. CDC officials describe the new ones as its best estimate, and include areas where the mosquitoes have been seen recently or previously.

[findthebest id=”7nzrjNtMnOZ” title=”Zika Virus Disease Overview” width=”600″ height=”696″ url=”https://w.graphiq.com/w/7nzrjNtMnOZ” link=”http://conditions.healthgrove.com/l/1368/Zika-Virus-Disease” link_text=”Zika Virus Disease Overview | HealthGrove”]

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.