Warming World Spreads a Wider Welcome Mat for Zika-Carrying Mosquitoes

When the mosquito now infamous for spreading the Zika virus suddenly showed up thousands of miles from anywhere it would usually call home, a California insect abatement officer was confounded. Steve Mulligan and his equally puzzled colleagues first encountered the Aedes aegypti mosquito in 2013, in their work for the Consolidated Mosquito Abatement District in California’s Central Valley. Until then, no one had ever reported seeing the mosquito in the area. Most puzzling to Mulligan, the agency’s manager: why had the mosquito popped up around Fresno?

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