Risk of Zika epidemic in Texas is almost zero, except for these three

The good news: Across most of Texas, there is almost no chance of a Zika epidemic, even if there is a documented case of mosquitoes transmitting the disease from one Texan to another at the height of mosquito season.The bad news: If two separate cases were to be diagnosed in the Rio Grande Valley or in Travis or Harris counties – the Austin and Houston areas – there would be greater than a 50 percent chance that an epidemic breaks out.These conclusions come from recent computer modeling done by University of Texas researchers who have combined demographic data, international travel patterns, mosquito habitat and population and the typical rates of Zika detection into a risk-assessment program.

Source: Risk of Zika epidemic in Texas is almost zero, except for these three

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