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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...
  • Scanning the globe for viruses, from Baltimore

    Scanning the globe for viruses, from Baltimore
    Somewhere in our conversation about Ebola and other viruses, Dr. Robert Gallo mentions crows. The man's mind works at warp speed — even without the jolt of caffeine from a midafternoon coffee at his office in West Baltimore — and he rattles...

    Mega Millions recipe: longer odds, bigger pots and fewer winners

    Mega Millions recipe: longer odds, bigger pots and fewer winners
    There's at least $400 million on the line in Friday night's Mega Millions lottery drawing, which has produced the usual heavy breathing over the prospect of big money. But Andre Evangelista's chances — and yours — of winning are worse than...

    How mosquitoes sense us from afar -- and why we get West Nile

     
    Ever wonder how mosquitoes know where we are -- and that, furthermore, our skin is something they'd like to bite? The answer, for the Southern house mosquito, Culex quinquefasciatus -- which transmits West Nile virus -- seems to be a...

    California condor chick hatches at California's Pinnacles National Monument

     
    For the first time in more than a century, a California condor chick successfully hatched inside a federal park that once was a domain of the endangered species. Biologists at Pinnacles National Monument in Central California celebrated the milestone...