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With the West Nile Virus, is it possible that the wetlands will be a breeding ground for this?

Probably not, says Gail Hansen, Kansas Department of Health and Environment public health veterinarian and deputy state epidemiologist. The mosquito most likely to carry West Nile Culex spp prefers stagnant water, she said, and wetlands tend to be standing but not stagnant. The mosquitoes also prefer smaller bodies of water, such as small ruts in the ground and pets' water bowls.


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