Saturday, April 1, 2017

L.A. Has Had Enough Rain

Officials Brace For Possible Cases Of Zika With Outbreak Of New Aggressive Mosquito In SoCal
Los Angeles residents already have to worry about quakes, mudslides, wild fires and horrible traffic.

But officials worry a new type of mosquito, the Aedes,could soon add Zika to that list.

It only takes a cap full of water for larva to grow and mosquitoes to breed.

CBS2’s Craig Herrera says that because of all the rain we just had, this season could be especially bad for bites.
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Officials say he has a right to be concerned about Aedes.

“They have the potential to spread different viruses like Zika virus, yellow fever and even dengue,” said Levy Sun of the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District.

And unlike the native mosquito that carries the West Nile, aedes are invasive and look different.
They’re black and white, they’re aggressive and bite during the daytime and they don’t lay their eggs in standing water.

“They lay their eggs onthe stock of plants and on the side of containers which means even if you dump out the water, those eggs could still be present,” said Sun.
Like farmers, there's never enough rain, until it really rains, and then there's too much.

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