‘Fight the Bite’: August Rains Bring Risk of Mosquito-Borne Illnesses


By Amanda Fahey and Jordan Dafnis
Cronkite News

PHOENIX – Arizona’s wettest month is upon us, but rain won’t be the only thing that arrives with these August monsoon storms. Standing rainwater provides optimum breeding conditions for mosquitoes, which have the potential to cause serious illnesses, including the West Nile virus. Continue reading