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  • Heat, rainfall affect pathogenic mosquito abundance in catch basins

    University of Illinois pathobiology professor Marilyn O'Hara Ruiz, right, and graduate student Allison Gardner identified the physical factors associated with increased numbers of disease-carrying mosquito larvae in Chicago catch basins.

    University of Illinois pathobiology professor Marilyn O'Hara Ruiz, right, and graduate student Allison Gardner identified the physical factors associated with increased numbers of disease-carrying mosquito larvae in Chicago catch basins.

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  • Editor's note: To contact Marilyn Ruiz, call 217- 265-5115; email moruiz@illinois.edu.

    The paper, “Weather Variability Affects Abundance of Larval Culex (Diptera: Cullicidae) in Storm Water Catch Basins in Suburban Chicago,” is available online.