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Citizens for a Safe Bedford feel that this project will cause a significant risk of increased exposure to mosquitos carrying life threatening diseases such as Equine Encephalitis and West Nile Virus, not only for its residents, but for all Bedford residents.

This risk may be due to both the proximity of the development to a major mosquito breeding ground and also to an increased mosquito population caused by run off from a development of this size.

To find out more about West Nile Virus and Equine Encephalitisis visit the CDC website at:
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/index.htm

New! - March 17, 2005: CFSB present to the Board of Health!
Here are three important docu
ments presented:

Stormwater, BMPs and Vectors: The Impact of New BMP Construction on Local Public Health Agencies. (PDF)
By Susanne Kluh, Marco E. Metzger, Dean F. Messer, Jack E. Hazelrigg, and Minoo B. Madon

Stormwater Management and Vector Breading Habitats: The Public Health Problem & Methods to Address This Issue. (PDF)
By: The CDC National Center for Environmental Health, Division of Emergency and Environmental Health Services

Testimony of Roger Nasci, PhD, Research Entomogist, CDC's National Center for Infectious Diseases. (PDF) Before the Subcommittee on Water Resources and the Environment, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructre United States House of Representatives, October 10, 2002.
Published By: CDC's Public Health Approach to Control of Disease-Carrying Mosquitos.