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Using tobacco to combat infectious diseases

A new generation of therapeutics has been developed from tobacco plants. The therapeutics neutralize and protect mice against a lethal dose challenge of West Nile virus even as late as four days after the initial infection.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Clues offered about Dengue fever

Dengue fever and West Nile fever are mosquito-borne diseases that affect hundreds of millions of people worldwide each year. However, there is no real protection against either of the related viruses. Scientists have been looking into the issue.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Killer of 27 bald eagles identified

Utah's Great Salt Lake is a stopping-off point for as many as 2 million eared Grebes on their migratory route from Canada to Mexico every year. Most years, a small percentage of the grebe population dies from avian cholera.
In the Media by Karen Graham

Mosquitoes in cooler climes are less likely to transmit disease

Mosquitoes which transmit diseases like West Nile fever and Chikungunya fever are less likely to infect people and are also more susceptible to insecticides if they are reared in cooler climates.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

West Nile virus linked with U.S. orchards

Researchers have linked mosquitoes, which populate orchards and vineyards, as areas with a greater prevalence of West Nile virus, in the U.S. This relates to the way mosquitoes spread the virus to birds, horses and people.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Arkansas hits record for West Nile deaths

West Nile disease has lashed out this year in many states. Some states, find they are passing previous records for reported cases, as well as deaths.
In the Media by Tiffany Romine

Dallas Mayor cites state of emergency — Aerial spraying to begin

Dallas - Texas health department reports that the cases of West Nile virus in Dallas and across Dallas county have reached 465 with 17 confirmed deaths so far.
In the Media by Dierdra Baptiste - 4 comments

Dallas Mayor declares state emergency as West Nile virus spreads

Dallas - Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings has declared the city's West Nile virus outbreak to be a state emergency. The outbreak has killed at least 14 people in the state of Texas so far this year, and 26 nationwide, CNN reports.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 1 comment

Two probable cases of West Nile Virus in Toronto

Toronto - Dr. Howard Shapiro told media at 277 Victoria St. in Toronto that there are two probable causes of West Nile West. Positive test results of the virus will be in early next week.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

CDC: West Nile virus disease cases in the U.S., up this year

Atlanta - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning the public to take steps to protect themselves against West Nile Virus (WNV) as the number of cases across the U.S. rise.
In the Media by Elizabeth Batt
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US and West Nile virus

The rate of west Nile virus infection in the US is the highest since the virus was first detected in 1999. So far,...
Sep 13, 2012 in  Health by Tim Sandle


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