Standing Water and Zika (image) American Geophysical Union Share Print E-Mail Caption The lack of reliable access to water led people to store water around their home, increasing the number of places for mosquitoes (especially Aedes aegypti) to reproduce. Credit Walking Palms Global Initiative Usage Restrictions May only be used with appropriate caption and credit information. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.