A member of Shannon LaDeau’s research team, sampling Asian tiger mosquitoes in a neighborhood in Baltimore. LaDeau and colleagues found that in neighborhoods with more abandoned buildings—which correlates with more discarded containers that provide juvenile mosquito habitat—the size of female mosquitoes was larger. This larger size was significant because it could correlate with higher survival and greater population growth, which could create greater risk of transmission of mosquito-borne diseases. Photo credit: Dr. Shannon LaDeau.
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