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Rain creates breeding grounds for mosquitoes

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Posted at 7:29 PM, Oct 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-23 21:05:28-04

The recent rainfall has created a breeding ground for mosquitoes.

According to Waco-McLennan County Public Health District Spokeswoman Kelly Craine, colder weather and moisture are the perfect conditions for mosquitoes.

“Anytime they have a nice climate like they have right now, they are going to be active and they are going to be breeding," Craine said.

Robert Miller who visited Cameron Park on Tuesday with his son has noticed mosquitoes at the park and at his home.

"It's nice weather, gotta fight the mosquitoes now," Miller said.

Craine added mosquitoes can carry diseases, like Zika and West Nile Virus. In our area, Brazos County already reported two cases this year.

In Texas, a total of 98 cases have been reported, including two deaths. These type of cases in the state until November and December.

"For some people, they may get a little cold, maybe fever and just go on about your day and not be a problem at all," Craine said. "For some people, it can be very serious and it can result in encephalitis and they could end up in the hospital and very very seriously ill."

There have been three Zika cases in Texas reported this year. All of them were associated with travel. 

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