Johns Hopkins Neurologist Speaks With Los Angeles Times About Zika Virus
Los Angeles Times: Could climate change be the culprit in spread of Zika virus?
“…According to [Johns Hopkins University neurologist] Dr. Carlos Pardo Villamizar, warmer climates may have triggered the emergence and subsequent spread of the Zika virus by making more of the world habitable for the Aedes aegypti mosquito, its main carrier. Higher temperatures and dryness have been linked to the spread of another mosquito-borne illness, dengue, and deforestation is thought to be a cause of the most recent Ebola outbreak in Africa…” (Kraul, 3/9).
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