It’s Just a Mosquito Bite

West Nile Fever is one of the newest diseases to arrive in the United States. In the late 1990's it took up residence in the wild bird population and in the mosquitoes that bit those birds. Every summer since 1999, there has been an epidemic outbreak of West Nile fever among humans who are bitten…

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Effective Ways of Fighting Mosquitos

Summer is drawing to a close--but mosquitos are still troubling those who enjoy the out-of-doors! How can you and your family stay off the mosquito's menu? University researchers conducted controlled laboratory studies of the most common compounds claimed to have repellant effects. Fifteen human volunteers placed their arms in cages filled with hungry bloodsuckers. They…

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