As severe storms become more frequent and temperatures rise, public-health experts are concerned about the increased potential for transmission of vector-born illnesses like Zika and West Nile.
The surge is also expected to show up in last year's data.
We long ago abandoned control over Zika-carrying mosquitoes. There's no excuse for being so short-sighted about public health initiatives.
The Zika virus outbreak in the Americas hits on the things that risk-perception researchers know worry people most. Will that be enough to overcome people's fears about genetically modified mosquitoes?