Sewage Breeds Bigger, Faster Mosquitoes

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Un moustique porteur du virus du Nil occidental. Découvert en Ouganda, le “West Nile virus” a causé une première épidémie sur le sol américain en 1999 à New York. ©Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Add this to the list of things that make sewage stink: Mosquitoes thrive on it.

A new study, presented at the meeting of the Ecological Society of America in Albuquerque, found far more mosquitoes in sewage-contaminated streams than in clean ones. Sewage-bred mosquitoes were also bigger and faster than those in purer waters.

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