If you were bitten by a mosquito last summer, or the summer before that, chances are it was an Asian tiger… "This is an odds situation," Scott C. Crans, a field researcher at Rutgers University’s Center for Vector Biology, said by email. So far, 273 people in the U.S. are known to have picked up Zika, all linked to travel outside the country… Dina M. Fonseca, a Rutgers professor of entomology, has been studying Asian tiger behavior in different places. DNA analysis of blood from trapped mosquitoes found that albopictus was nearly 50 percent more likely to feed on humans in suburban Monmouth County than in inner-city Trenton. Her team surmised that the pit bulls kept in the city’s low-income neighborhood offered a preferable meal.
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