Officials Warn of Mosquito-Borne Danger

By: Tallahassee - Associated Press
By: Tallahassee - Associated Press

Officials are warning that flood waters mean mosquitoes.

There are some areas that have seen some flooding after Hurricane Charley and state health officials are warning people that standing water creates a good breeding ground for mosquitoes that can carry potentially fatal diseases.

West Nile virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis are two diseases carried by mosquitoes that can be transmitted to people.

State health officials say people should try to avoid being outdoors at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes feed and wear clothes that cover the skin. They also should use repellent and try to get rid of standing water.

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