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Hurricane Matthew Could Help Zika Fight

October 10, 2016

(CNN) – Hurricane Matthew started pounding the eastern coast of Florida as far south as Miami on Thursday afternoon. The storm has been described as historic and extremely dangerous. But there may be one benefit to the storm’s torrential rains: It could put a temporary halt on the mosquitoes that spread the Zika virus. To date, there have been 141 locally transmitted cases of Zika reported in Florida since the end of July.

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