Study: 50 U.S. cities at risk for Zika virus

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MIAMI, FL –  Hey, it’s great to be in Miami, especially if you’re a Zika skeeta.

And that’s because there’s lots of good eatin’ down there along Miami Beach, and the rest of city.

In fact, a lot of the Sunshine State is at a high risk for the Zika virus.

The National Center for Atmospheric Research says Jackson, Miami, Orlando, Tallahassee, and Tampa are among 50 cities across the nation at risk.

An animated map shows how researchers believe the Zika virus will spread in the United States.

The researchers used information on climate, skeeter breeding patterns, people travel patterns, and socio-economic status.

Folks living in cities from Brownsville, TX, to Kansas City, KS and Kansas City, MO, to New York City have a moderate risk.

Southeast Texas, which includes Houston, is also in that category because of the high number of travelers from affected regions.

The Zika mosquito may be nature’s version of bloodsucking freaks, but researchers say the outbreaks will not be as big as those in Central and South America because the living habits of Americans are different.

Yeah, but that really won’t matter to you if you get bitten and end up yelling “Eek! A Zika!”

To a skeeter, you’re just another meal.

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