Katrina Increases Gulf Coast Mosquito Population; WNV Outbreak Not Expected

The mosquito population of the Gulf Coast's hurricane-affected areas is expected to increase at a staggering rate, according to Joe Conlon, spokesman of the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA). However, he added that the possibility of a West Nile virus (WNV) epidemic is unlikely.

"We are not looking for a spike in WNV or Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) cases, but we have

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