Zika mosquitoes’ habits may foil U.S. elimination efforts

February 3, 2016 1:19 AM

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Zika mosquitoes’ habits may foil U.S. elimination efforts

CHICAGO Health experts are bracing for Zika virus to spread to the United States by April or May, borne by a mosquito that craves human blood, feeds during the day and lives under beds and inside closets.

Until now, the best weapon against disease-carrying mosquitoes in the United States has been outdoor pesticide fog sprayed by truck and airplane. But health experts fear the typical approach will do little to eradicate the Aedes aegypti mosquito that carries Zika.

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