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Spring has arrived and so have those wicked mosquitoes

By Barbara Moore, Neighborhood Services Coordinator

The good news is that our days are becoming warmer.

The bad news is that mosquito season is here. 503 more words

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Dallas West Nile Virus survivor stresses seriousness as mosquito season looms

DALLAS — Prior to 2009, Sean Lemoine says he knew nothing about West Nile Virus.  A year later he was re-learning how to walk after contracting it. 462 more words


Life on Wheels

Racing my white with red leather interior 1967 Austin Healey 3000 Mark III down isolated farm and off-season, deserted, beach roads was glorious.  I loved speeding (Is there a statute of limitation on speeding tickets because 120mph to 150mph was a perfect cruising speed?) with the top down, bundled up with the heat of the double carburetor feeding six cylinders of power warming my feet.  2,062 more words

Guillain Barre Syndrome

'Disease X' listed as potential global endemic by World Health Organization — but what is it?

The World Health Organization (WHO) has added a mystery disease to a list of viruses that could cause a future global pandemic.

This comes after the WHO released a list of diseases in its  387 more words


Other Insect-Borne Viruses Found in North American Cause Zika-Like Damage to Fetuses, Study Finds

In 2016, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that the Zika virus caused birth defects in babies born to women who had been infected while pregnant. 1,693 more words


West Nile Virus

Viruses are very fascinating, peculiar things.

Although some scientists still debate over whether or not viruses are considered to be living organisms, most currently accept that viruses are pretty much just genetic material (either RNA or DNA) with a protein coat. 131 more words

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West Nile virus causes Zika-like fetal damage

Two viruses closely related to ZikaWest Nile and Powassan – can spread from an infected pregnant mouse to her fetuses, causing brain damage and fetal death, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. 691 more words

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