Sep 18, 2013 7:59 PM by Alyse Rzemek

Be cautious of mosquito breeding grounds

After heavy rains, public health departments are always concerned about the threat of West Nile virus due to standing water. Pueblo County Public Health says there is an even higher risk after flooding. It has to do with the Arkansas River and Fountain Creek, both reaching record levels and as they subside pockets of standing water will naturally be left behind. This creates mosquito breeding grounds.

The health department says they'll be closely monitoring for any cases of West Nile.



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