Surge of Va. mosquitoes possible in Irene's wake
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia could feel another bite from Hurricane Irene.
The storm's heavy rains filled places where mosquitoes like to breed, such as low-lying areas and boat bottoms.
David Gaines with the Virginia Department of Health tells the Richmond Times-Dispatch that a boat will produces thousands of mosquitoes.
Virginia Commonwealth University biologist Ghislaine Mayer tells the newspaper that mosquito populations jumped in the aftermath of storms such as Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Information from: http://www.timesdispatch.com
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