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West Nile Virus

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  • Two Florida cities rank as worst in U.S. for mosquitoes

    Two Florida cities rank as worst in U.S. for mosquitoes
    Florida has a bad reputation when it comes to mosquitoes, but that isn't necessarily reflected in a new study.
  • Westerly spraying 500 acres of swamp to fight mosquitoes

    The town of Westerly is using helicopters to spray mosquito larvicide on about 500 acres of swampland. Officials with the state Department of Environmental Management say the spraying that's starting Friday is part of an effort to reduce the risk of...

    California drought leads to increase in West Nile virus cases

    California drought leads to increase in West Nile virus cases
    The California drought could be responsible for another frightening trend: increased West Nile virus activity. California public health officials said there were 801 cases of reported West Nile virus last year. The drought may be to blame, due to...

    Huntington Beach's top stories of 2014: asbestos, coyotes and changes at City Hall

    Huntington Beach's top stories of 2014: asbestos, coyotes and changes at City Hall
    From the Ocean View School District's asbestos problems to the groundbreaking of a long-awaited senior center, the past year has been a busy one for Huntington Beach. Here are the Independent's top 10 news stories from the Huntington area in 2014: *...

    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...