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West Nile Virus

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  • Disease On The Wings Of Climate Change

    Disease On The Wings Of Climate Change
    Asian tiger mosquitoes were identified for the first time in Fairfield County last summer. This should raise your eyebrows because the Asian tiger mosquito, one of the world's most invasive species, can spread a terribly debilitating disease, chikungunya virus, currently barreling through the Caribbean.
  • Scripps scientists seek dengue fever treatment

    Scripps scientists seek dengue fever treatment
    Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter are trying to unravel the mystery behind the bugs that cause dengue fever and West Nile virus, hoping the discovery can lead to better treatments. Dengue fever is a special concern to South...

    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....

    Mysterious polio-like illnesses reported in some California children

    Mysterious polio-like illnesses reported in some California children
    A small number of children in California have come down with polio-like illnesses since 2012 -- suffering paralysis in one or more limbs and other symptoms -- and physicians and public health officials do not yet know why. A virus may play a role,...

    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...