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In urban Baltimore, poor neighborhoods have more mosquitoes

20:00 EDT 29 Jun 2017 | AAAS

(Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies) A new study published in the Journal of Medical Entomology reports that in Baltimore, Maryland, neighborhoods with high levels of residential abandonment are hotspots for tiger mosquitoes (Aedes albopictus). This environmental injustice may leave low-income urban residents more vulnerable to mosquito-borne disease.

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