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Hot, dry weather heightens West Nile virus risk

July 27, 2012
CARLA K. JOHNSON AP Medical Writer

CHICAGO (AP) Life's a picnic this year for the small, sneaky mosquitoes that carry West Nile virus and pose a deadly risk to humans. Hot, dry weather in the Midwest has created the perfect conditions in still-damp ditches and underground storm water basins where the Culex mosquito breeds.

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