Workers to discuss how to prevent mosquitos in Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The program is called mosquito awareness, although it's hard to believe anyone who lives amid the creeks and marshes in Charleston County doesn't know about mosquitoes.

Beginning Tuesday and for the next month, county mosquito control workers go door-to-door to educate people on how to avoid providing breeding grounds for the pesky insects.

County's mosquito control superintendent Donna Odom says mosquitoes can spread everything from West Nile virus and Dengue fever to malaria, Eastern equine encephalitis and heart worms.

Odom says the public is part of the fight against mosquitoes and the key is to empty any containers that hold water around homes, schools and businesses.

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