S.C. Mosquitoes Likely To Carry Zika, But Health Experts Don’t Expect Major Disease Outbreak, Medical University of South Carolina Study

It’s likely a matter of time before mosquitoes carrying the dreaded Zika virus show up in South Carolina and infect someone.

But while the virus is expected, some of the state’s top health officials remain skeptical that South Carolina will experience a sustained Zika crisis.

South Carolina’s cool winter climate, the types of mosquitoes found here and the state’s past experience with mosquito-borne disease threats provide hope that the state could dodge a significant Zika outbreak, they say.

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