With Warmer Temperatures, Could Zika Come To The Treasure Valley?
As the weather gets warmer, mosquitoes seem to be everywhere, and as we keep hearing more and more about the Zika Virus, it makes you wonder if that could be coming here?
The short answer remains; Not likely.
Boise and the Treasure Valley (and really all of the State of Idaho) have little to worry about, with experts agreeing that the Zika risk remains in tropical environments. Our dry air lacks the humidity the Zika-carrying mosquitoes prefer.
That doesn't mean local agencies aren't keeping an eye out though. For more, check out this story from KIVI TV 6.