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The Scary Health Warning Placed In SA After Storms

Health officials have warned of rapid growth in mosquito numbers as storm waters turn stagnant in South Australia. 

According to experts, warm weather combined with stagnant flood water creates the perfect conditions for mosquitos to breed. 


According to ABC News, the Northern Adelaide Plains are of particular concern - where floodwaters over the weekend have devastated horticultural crops and have since turned rancid. 

While we all know mosquitos are a nuisance, but some can spread illness and serious diseases when they bite. 

SA Health Doctor Chris Lease told ABC News "The increase in temperature that we're looking at over coming days might give them [mosquitos] a bit of a kick along, so that's why we've put the word out," Dr Lease said.

"Pay attention to possible mosquito breeding sites."

SA Health recommend that you cover up, repel and eliminate protect yourself and your family. 

Source: ABC News

Main Image: Gwen Matthewson 

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