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.
How To Identify Deadly Yellow Fever Mosquito As Invasive Species Spreads In Bay AreaAs dangerous Yellow Fever Mosquito spreads in the Bay Area, look for white markings, and brown color to identify these smaller insects.
Santa Clara Reports 1st West Nile Virus Case Of The YearThe woman, who was hospitalized for a short time, is now recovering at home, Santa Clara County Valley Health and Hospital System spokeswoman Joy Alexiou said.
San Francisco Health Officials Warn Residents Of West Nile VirusThere have been 19 cases of West Nile virus in the state this year, including Santa Clara and Contra Costa counties. The San Francisco Health Department is now asking the public's help in preventing the spread of mosquitoes that may carry the virus. Nader Shatara, the head of Vector Control for the San Francisco Health Department, said residents should beware of standing water where mosquitoes breed.