The higher temperatures, humidity and rainfall associated with climate change have intensified outbreaks of West Nile virus infections across the United States in recent years, according to a study published this week. 726 more words
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Someone once asked me how long I knew one of my best friends. I thought for a while then replied, “I remember standing on my tippy toes on the fender of a baby carriage and pulling myself up over the edge to catch a glimpse of the new baby girl who had just arrived at our neighbor’s house.” Now, this is a long time friend. 307 more words
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Salamunovich, the longtime director of the Los Angeles Master Chorale, has died at 86.
The chorale’s publicist, Libby Huebner, says the Grammy-nominated conductor died Thursday of complications related to West Nile virus. 102 more words
COLLIN COUNTY (CBSDFW.COM) - Plano released thousands of “mosquitofish” at the Plano Parkway Service Center and Pecan Hollow Golf Course Tuesday in an effort to reduce mosquitos. 167 more words
Tobacco may have a redeeming quality after all…as a tool for fighting West Nile virus.
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[S]cientists introduced a gene that produces monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) — proteins derived from cloned immune cells that fight off disease — into a “deconstructed” plant virus vector.
West Nile virus is spread by infected mosquitoes and targets the central nervous system. It can be fatal disease and there is currently no cure or drug treatment. 69 more words