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Mosquito populations surge in parts of California after tropical storms and triple-digit heat

VENTURA, Calif. — Potent winter storms, summer heat, and tropical storm Hilary have bred a surge of invasive, day-biting Aedes mosquitoes in California, spawning in some regions the first reported human cases of West Nile virus in years. The statewide rise has brought 153 West Nile reports so far, …

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