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By Thad Allton
The Topeka Capital-Journal 

Kansas program monitors mosquitoes carrying disease


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gary Larson says he's caught many mosquitoes near northern Shawnee County's Elmont Elementary School in a wooded area with plenty of vegetation and standing water.

"We like to put mosquito traps in a target-rich environment and this has been a pretty good one," the Shawnee County Health Agency employee said this past week.

Larson works with a new county program that monitors the presence of mosquitoes capable of spreading disease, The Topeka Capital-Journal ( ) reported.

The health agency catches mosquitoes at six sites countywide to be tested for...

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