St. Louis, St. Clair County Are Zika Virus Hot Spots

(St. Louis, MO)  —  St. Louis and St. Clair County in Illinois are among the areas that are hot spots for the Zika virus.  Researchers at St. Louis University say the Mississippi delta region is considered at high risk for transmission of the virus.  Zika is spread sexually and by mosquito bites.  It has been linked to severe birth defects in infants born to infected women.