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This 1964 photograph depicts a roadside Houston, Texas neighborhood storm water drainage ditch containing stagnant water during a St. Louis Encephalitis (SLE) epidemic that year. The stagnant water contained within this drainage ditch, was an active breeding site for Culex quinquefasciatus mosquitoes, which are known arboviral disease vectors able to transmit West Nile virus (WNV), and St. Louis encephalitis (SLE) to humans.
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Creation Date:1964
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