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Fall mosquito hazards continue, despite cold weather

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -- Just because the leaves are beginning to turn doesn't mean you can forget about summer-time nuisances.  Officials say mosquitoes are still around until the first frost of the year.

Mosquitoes are still active in Iowa.  The Iowa Department of Public Health reminds Iowans that West Nile and other diseases continue to be a concern during the fall months.

Officials encourage people to protect themselves during outdoor activities using bug spray, wearing long-sleeves, and eliminating standing water around your home.  That's where mosquitoes lay their eggs.

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