Friday, May 9, 2008

Foreclosures and Health Concerns...

Isn't it strange how seemingly distinct concerns (like home foreclosures and the spread of disease) end up intersecting in unanticipated ways:
It's a sign that the subprime contagion could bite back in a deadly way.

Hundreds of foreclosed homes are raising concerns about a potential public health issue because their abandoned pools can be a nesting ground for mosquitoes. One Silicon Valley county is taking a high-tech approach to the problem. Stacey Delo reports.
With 1 in 78 homes in California falling into foreclosure, officials in Santa Clara County, California on Tuesday took to the skies out of concern that the high number of potentially abandoned homes could provide the perfect breeding ground for virus-carrying mosquitoes: backyard pools.