by Jason Simpkins
What started out as a distant threat on the jungle frontier of South America has morphed into an American epidemic.
The mosquito-borne Zika virus is expanding its reach across the United States.
Some 800 Americans had contracted Zika by the end of June. And more than 300 of those cases were confirmed in New York state. The virus has yet to make it to the world’s second-largest city but it may not be long before it does.
The City That Never Sleeps is constantly spraying, having conducted four aerial larvicide treatments in marsh and non-residential areas in Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx. That may not be enough.