Don’t count on winter to save us from Zika: Mosquitoes pass the virus to their offspring, study finds

Mosquitoes can pass the Zika virus along to future generations in their eggs, researchers have found. That means winter may not stop Zika’s spread.

Infected female mosquitoes can transmit the virus along to their offspring, according to a new study published in the Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. That means that even once it gets too cold or dry for adult mosquitoes, their eggs — which can easily survive the dry season or winter — can hatch the next spring when it rains,...

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