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  • Mowing dry detention basins makes mosquito problems worse, team finds

    Researchers, from left, Ephantus Muturi, Andrew Mackay and Brian Allan found that mowing wetland plants in dry-detention basins can increase West Nile virus risk.


    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer


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  • Editor's notes:
    To reach Brian Allan, call 217-244-1341; email
    To reach Ephantus Muturi, email

    The paper, “Invasive aquatic macrophytes in urban stormwater habitats and West Nile virus transmission risk,” is available from the U. of I. News Bureau.