Am J Public Health 2017 May 21;107(5):724-731. Epub 2017 Mar 21.
Enbal Shacham is with the Department of Behavioral Science and Health Education, College for Public Health and Social Justice, Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO. Erik J. Nelson is with the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Indiana University School of Public Health, Bloomington. Daniel F. Hoft is with the Departments of Internal Medicine and Molecular Microbiology, School of Medicine, Saint Louis University. Mario Schootman and Alexander Garza are with the Department of Epidemiology, College for Public Health and Social Justice, Saint Louis University.
: To understand where transmission of Zika virus has the highest likelihood to occur in the contiguous United States with regard to its transmission both sexually and via Aedes aegypti mosquito bites.Methods
: We evaluated the 2 routes of transmission risk with predictors of sexually transmitted infections (percentage women of childbearing age, birthrate, gonorrhea and chlamydia rates, concentrated disadvantage) as a surrogate for unprotected sexual activity and the demographic distribution of the A. aegypti mosquito across 3108 counties in the contiguous United States. Read More