A few weeks ago, I was on a Gulf Coast cruise with my family, on a visit to the region where Zika was first identified.
The cruise was supposed to be a leisurely day out, a chance to relax, but we were in a town of about 1,400 people, where mosquitoes were everywhere.
The mosquito population has increased in the Gulf Coast region, as a result of a lack of treatment.
The CDC has estimated that there are now more than 1.4 million cases of Zika in the United States, and that number could grow as more cases are reported.
I’m here to talk about the Zika epidemic, the impact it has on people’s health, and what we can do to stop it from spreading.