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Mosquitoes that feed in the day found in Chula Vista

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Two more Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, new arrivals in San Diego County, have been found in Chula Vista, a county Department of Environmental Health said Thursday.

The distinctive mosquitoes, which are black with white stripes, were first found at Naval Base San Diego. They differ from other Southern California mosquitoes by feeding during the daytime and feeding indoors, according to the DEH.

A Chula Vista resident bitten notified the county agency, and officials found the two of the mosquitoes in his home.

The DEH is setting up traps in the area. Officials urge residents to look for and to dump any standing water in their homes, because they can be mosquito breeding grounds.

County health workers say that while these mosquitoes have the capability of carrying yellow fever, none of the mosquitoes found have tested positive for the disease.

The mosquitoes can also carry the tropical diseases chikungunya and dengue fever. It is generally found on the East Coast, but has been found in California since last year, the DEH said.

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