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Excess rain can lead to mosquitos

Mosquitoes love standing water in the buckets and flower pots in your yard.  Cole County Health Director Kristi Campbell says, it might not be something you catch here, but Zika virus can still be a health risk.

“I think that its kind of not been in the national media but we still need to be very concerned about it, if you’re traveling to any of those countries were the virus is endemic, you have to protect yourself.”

She does add Mid-Missouri mosquitoes can carry West Nile and other diseases.

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