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Mosquito boom may not mean West Nile increase

Rochester, N.Y. With all the rain and warm weather, mosquitoes have had it good here in Rochester this season.

Thats bad for us.

Is it also extra dangerous?

West Nile virus made its debut in Western New York in the late 90s.

The Rochester area usually reports around one or two cases per season.

The spokesperson for the Monroe County Health Department says its unclear whether the abnormal mosquito population will translate into an abnormally high number of West Nile cases.

It depends on whether we see a large number of the mosquitoes that carry West Nile, said John Ricci.

Ricci says the department will have a better idea in the coming the weeks.

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Washington Times