By Melissa Bailey, Kaiser Health News
More than six dozen sentinel chickens, living in coops dotted around Los Angeles, make up one of the first lines of defense in this sprawling county’s fight against West Nile virus.
By Usha Lee McFarling, STAT
The inheritance of Zika virus may guarantee its long-term survival in mosquito (and human) populations.
By Nsikan Akpan
Experts discuss whether or not Zika virus will become a perennial risk for pregnant women.
By Helen Branswell, STAT
As mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue fever and Zika virus continue to ravage Brazil, scientists are racing to fight back. Their latest tactic: genetically engineered mosquitoes that will pass along fatal mutations to their offspring, destroying mosquito populations from within.
By PBS NewsHour
By Barbara Feder Ostrov, Kaiser Health News
The number of these serious California cases was 83 percent higher than the previous record number reported in the state in 2005, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Texas Employs Aerial Spraying to Combat West Nile Virus Emergency…
As a result of housing market problems, the number of abandoned homes in California has increased and jobs have been cut. Jeffrey Kaye of KCET-Los Angeles reports on the effects of mortgage crisis.
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