by Kate Evans
Mosquitoes can carry the Zika virus, the West Nile virus, malaria, the Chikungunya virus, La Crosse encephalitis, Eastern equine encephalitis, St. Louis encephalitis and dengue fever. The insects lay their eggs in or near standing water.
Mosquito populations are escalating due to summer rains and the warmth around the region. Local residents are urged to protect themselves and their family against mosquito bites and mosquito-borne . . .