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Global Warming May Lead to More West Nile Virus

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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“Friends are angels who lift our feet when our own wings have trouble remembering how to fly.”

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

Longtime LA Master Chorale Director Dies From West Nile Virus Complications

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

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Control Mosquitoes in your Birmingham Yard

Have you noticed the amount bugs out this week? As soon as the temperatures warmed, bees and wasps were already building their nests and the mosquitoes are out too. 353 more words

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Plano Uses Mosquitofish To Minimize West Nile Virus

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

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Turning tobacco plants into antibody factories

Tobacco may have a redeeming quality after all…as a tool for fighting West Nile virus.

Arielle Duhaime-Ross at The Verge writes:

[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.

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Use Tobacco To Thwart West Nile Virus And Other Infectious Diseases

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