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California sets the bar for mosquito surveillance

In Orange County, mosquitoes have been breeding
In Orange County, mosquitoes have been breeding "at an alarming rate and volume throughout the winter months," says Jared Dever, with the county Mosquito and Vector Control District.
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Just in time for the last week of August, a heat wave in Southern California..... and when it gets hot, mosquitoes are never far behind.

From Zika to West Nile, there are all sorts of diseases associated with these tiny flying pests...

But how good are we at keeping track of mosquitoes and the harm that they can cause?

Dr. Claire Panosian-Dunavan is a professor of UCLA's Division of Infectious Diseases. She spoke with Take Two's Libby Denkmann for more 

To hear the full conversation, click the blue player above.