Bad news, good news, and more bad news about Zika

The bad news: Aedes aegypti mosquitos- the kind that carries the Zika virus, as well as dengue, chikungunya, and yellow fever, and is widespread in the Southern United States- can pass it on to their offspring.

The good news: it isn't easy for them to do it. It apparently happens only once in every 300 cases.

More bad news, though: they reproduce so prodigiously that one in every 300 new mosquitos is still a hell of a lot of mosquitos.

HT: FiveThirtyEight