Currently, there are 483 people in New York City diagnosed with Zika, and 49 of them are pregnant women. Even though the health department has assured the city that all of the cases are travel-related, they’ve also noted that the number of cases will only climb as time goes on.
Even though the threat of Zika is relatively isolated in New York City, the disease is spreading up the East Coast as more parts of Florida are being named designated Zika zones. Although this disease is striking fear in the hearts of many Americans, efforts are being made all over the country to reduce the number of infected patients, like one super-high-tech startup that is genetically engineering an army of mosquitoes that could effectively sterilize the kind of mosquito that carries Zika. Yes, the future is now.
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