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DOH assessing mosquito risk in Eddy County

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By BRANDON MESSICK
Daily Press Staff Writer
Representatives from the New Mexico Department of Health were in Eddy County Wednesday to assess the risk posed by mosquitoes after recent heavy rains and flooding. Mosquitoes, which breed in standing water, are primary carriers of diseases such as West Nile virus and encephalitis.
“We’re expecting a huge number of mosquitoes to hatch this month,” said Sandra Melman, an epidemiologist with the DOH. “This could cause potential diseases and health risks throughout New Mexico.” … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.

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