Mosquitoes

CDC: Zika Virus Spread By Sexual ContactHealth officials say a patient in Texas has acquired the Zika virus through sexual transmission.
Zika Virus: California Health Officials Advise Precautions For Mosquito BitesThe state’s Department of Public Health is advising residents Monday to take precautions against mosquito bites in light of the recent Zika virus infections that have occurred in other countries.
First Zika Virus Case Confirmed In Los Angeles CountyHealth officials say an adolescent girl who traveled from Los Angeles County to El Salvador late last year was infected with the mosquito-transmitted Zika virus.
UC Researchers Create Genetically Altered MosquitoesCalifornia researchers hatched some malaria-resistant mosquitoes and then gave evolution a shove — using a groundbreaking technology to ensure the insects pass on that protective gene as they reproduce, with implications far beyond the promise of fighting malaria.
Stranded Woman Starts Forest Fire In Desperate Attempt To Get Help After Giving Birth In WoodsWhat started out as a shortcut turned into a four day ordeal for a woman who was nine months pregnant and eventually gave birth while lost in the Plumas National Forest.
Infected Crow In Novato, Marin County's First Sign Of West Nile Virus This YearThe Marin/Sonoma Mosquito and Vector Control District announced Friday it has discovered the first sign of West Nile Virus in Marin County this year.
Top 6 Mosquito Repellent Plants To Keep Pests AwaySummer means it’s time to fire up the grill and invite friends over for a barbecue, but it seems like unexpected guests always crash the party. No, not your in-laws — we’re talking about pesky bugs
Drought Blamed For State's Second-Highest Year Of Human West Nile Virus CasesThere were more than 800 human cases of West Nile virus throughout the state in 2014, the second-highest year on record to date, the state Department of Public Health announced Wednesday.
Mosquitoes Appear Early In Bay Area’s Mixed Weather And They’re HungryMosquitoes are making their presence felt in the Bay Area almost a month ahead of schedule. The mixed weather has some experts warning it could signal an early start to West Nile virus season.
Jump on Tomorrow: Farewell To Candlestick, Nurses Strike, South Bay Mosquito FoggingOn Thursday, Paul McCartney takes the stage in the farewell to Candlestick Park.
Mosquitos, Dead Birds Test Positive For West Nile Virus In Contra Costa CountyA group of mosquitoes and several dead birds found throughout Contra Costa County have tested positive for the West Nile virus in recent weeks, Contra Costa County Mosquito and Vector Control District officials said Tuesday.
Spraying Planned For More South Bay Mosquitoes Discovered With West Nile Virus The discovery of several mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus in the South Bay is prompting officials to once again spray for the insect.

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