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West Nile Virus

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  • When that mosquito carries West Nile virus

    We've been writing about the mosquito-borne West Nile virus since 1999, when it first turned up in New York City and began sickening and killing people. It was the first West Nile outbreak ever in the U.S., and it was...
  • Looking for this winter's silver lining

     Looking for this winter's silver lining
    Before this winter, I would have told you that I flat out love the season. Now, I know I'm much more of a fair weather winter fan. But I have been wondering what effect the arctic temperatures and record snowfall will have on our spring and summer....

    One Health Commission all about the human-animal bond

    One Health Commission all about the human-animal bond
    Dr. Roger Mahr, then president of the American Veterinary Medical Association, and Dr. Ronald Davis, late president of the American Medical Association, launched the One Health Initiative in 2007. "We formalized and expanded upon what many in the medical...

    The trick is to prevent fat cats in the first place!

    Q: You recently wrote that half of all cats are fat. Is that because they're indoors all the time? If so, shouldn't they at least spend some time outside; it seems beneficial for the exercise. -- G.C., Tulsa, OK A: Keeping cats indoors is not the...

    Valentine's Day is for the birds

    Do your sweetheart a favor on Friday: Take the day off and spend some time cuddling up outside in the cold, or in the warmth of a kitchen with a nice cup of coffee while you check out your trees, shrubs, clotheslines, backyard bird feeder or all of the...