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Harvey’s next danger: Massive mosquito clouds

As flood waters from Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey continue to recede, they are leaving behind pools of standing water — prime breeding ground for billions of mosquitoes. Fellow Peter Hotez discusses what this could mean in terms of mosquito-borne illnesses throughout the affected region in an interview with the Smithsonian Magazine: http://bit.ly/2xeXi2F.