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Mosquitoes cause heavy livestock toll after Hurricane Laura

If you are squeamish, you might want to pass on this story. One of the impacts of Hurricane Laura that is causing significant problems for livestock producers is the huge infestation of mosquitoes that has bred in the hot, moist conditions left in Louisiana after the passage of Hurricane Laura. Apparently the swarms of mosquitoes are so large that they are making cattle and horses anemic from lack of blood due to the feeding frenzy of the mosquitoes, leading to anemia and causing death by exhaustion as the animals try to escape the swarming bugs. You can read the story at USA Today here.

Source: James Gathany, CDC