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Ted Deutch

Zika virus and climate

The article, "Health officials expect Zika virus to reach Maryland" (Feb. 5), informed us that state health officials are on the lookout for the spread of the Zika virus into Maryland. That is great, except for the fact that we need to get to the root of our health issues rather than continually go from one health crisis to the next.

The Zika virus, which has been linked to incomplete human brain development, is one more symptom of a sick climate. As the planet warms, the range of the mosquitoes that carry the Zika virus increases, creating health emergencies in places...