Editorial: Summer brings threat of mosquito-borne viruses



Warmer temperatures and normal spring rains have brought on a seasonal nuisance — mosquitoes.

But there are added reasons to be diligent about depriving the biting pests of breeding opportunities. In late summer, the risk of West Nile virus increases, but there’s a new health risk this year.

A mosquito-borne virus that has quickly spread through the Caribbean has been confirmed in a Fort Wayne-area resident who recently traveled to that region, Indiana health officials reported earlier this month.

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