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      Surge of Va. mosquitoes possible in Irene's wake

      RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia could feel another bite from Hurricane Irene.

      The storm's heavy rains filled places where mosquitoes like to breed, such as low-lying areas and boat bottoms.

      David Gaines with the Virginia Department of Health tells the Richmond Times-Dispatch that a boat will produces thousands of mosquitoes.

      Virginia Commonwealth University biologist Ghislaine Mayer tells the newspaper that mosquito populations jumped in the aftermath of storms such as Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

      --- Information from: http://www.timesdispatch.com

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