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