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Since the West Nile virus is here in Kansas, will the Baker Wetlands be a hazardous place for mosquito breeding? What can be done about it?

Townsend Peterson, associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Kansas University, said the species of mosquitoes that carry the West Nile virus breed in small pools of water such as in flower pots or birdbaths. Although he called the wetlands a "major breeding ground" for mosquitoes, they're not a breeding ground for the type of mosquitoes that carry the virus.


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