Hurricane Matthew: Experts fear deadly storm could INCREASE spread of Zika virus

Hurricane Matthew: Experts fear deadly storm could INCREASE spread of Zika virus
 

The fiercest Caribbean storm in almost a decade, Hurricane Matthew is powering toward the Bahamas and Florida's eastern coast after battering Haiti and Cuba with torrential rains and killing at least 17 people. 
But experts claim the damage could also extend to Zika, the disease which has seen thousands of babies born with birth defects after their mothers contracted the virus during pregnancy. 
Zika virus is usually contracted from mosquito bites and experts claim there are a number of ways hurricanes and tropical storms could spread Zika -carrying mosquitoes and halt efforts to stop the... read more

 
5 October 2016 in World News, Views: 42
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