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Zika virus could pose an increased risk after Hurricane Matthew

In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, a new concern may be facing those living along the affected coastal regions. The Atlantic reports that these areas may continue to struggle with the Zika virus; though the storm could destroy existing habitats of the disease-carrying Aedes aegypti mosquito, residual water could remain in areas, creating new breeding grounds. As Philip Stoddard, a biology professor with Florida International University, explains, "Every little object that blows off a house or even a chair flipped over on a porch becomes a container for mosquitoes to breed.
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