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Plague of mosquitoes hits the Somerset Levels

The rise in numbers of mosquitoes is being linked to flooding on the Somerset Levels Credit: ITV West

There's been an explosion in the number of mosquitoes in the region. The Somerset Levels are one of the worst places hit - it's due to the amount of stagnant water around. That's created the perfect breeding ground for the insects, which can pose a serious risk to humans.

Farmers in the area, who are now worried about the health of their cattle, say they're noticing huge plagues of the insects - far more than normal.