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More mosquitoes expected after rain and humidity

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Recent rain and humid weather is making San Diego a bigger breeding ground for insects this summer.

Mosquitoes are a common insect this time of year along the San Diego river, but last weekend's storm brought extra standing water.

San Diego County Vector Control said it's likely to increase the number of mosquitoes, as well as the chance of spreading deadly diseases.

"You've got all this extra water that could stand long enough to breed mosquitoes. The second thing is that we are only now coming into peak season for West Nile Virus transmissions. To put all that water out there for these mosquitoes to breed there's a possibility that this could create a surge in West Nile activity as well," said ecologist, Chris Conlan. 

Experts say very few mosquitoes actually carry West Nile Virus, but if you feel sick a few days after being bitten, see a doctor to be tested.

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