Bites and Stings News

Date Posted
Article Title
11/20/2002
Can Ticks Spread Hepatitis C Virus?

Doctors can't find any other reason why woman got the liver disease

11/7/2002
Genetic Shield Found for Malaria

Scientists hope to reproduce it for people without mutation

10/3/2002
Baby Catches West Nile Virus by Breast-Feeding

Mother sickened by transfusion, but officials say newborn is OK

10/2/2002
Genetic Breakthrough in Malaria

Scientists map genome of parasite and mosquito that carries it

9/27/2002
Gene for West Nile Found in Breast Milk

No live virus found, and baby hasn't tested positive yet

9/19/2002
Blood Screening For West Nile Near

CDC finds polio-like syndrome in some victims

9/14/2002
Taking the Sting out of Bug Bites

Experts offer advice on how to avoid bees and wasps this fall

8/19/2002
Does Genetics Affect West Nile Bite?

Mouse study shows particular genetic mutation can make difference in how ill you get

8/5/2002
West Nile's Early Outbreak a Troubling Sign

Its impact so early this season has health officials concerned

8/4/2002
As West Nile Virus Spreads, Louisiana Struggles With Deadly Outbreak

13 cases reported in Texas and Mississippi in wake of 4 Louisiana fatalities

7/3/2002
DEET Deemed Best at Repelling Pests

Study: Other products don't come close in keeping mosquitoes away

6/13/2002
Manifest Destiny for West Nile Virus

CDC says it's spreading, establishing strong foothold in U.S.

5/17/2002
Reality Bites

Antivenin supplies running low as snakebite season hits

3/18/2002
Bulls-Eye Rash May Be Tardy Lyme Sign

Study says rash is red throughout in early infection

11/26/2001
Genes Found for Mosquitoes' Sense of Scents

Discovery could lead to better, safer repellents

9/24/2001
Dengue Fever Reported in Hawaii

Mosquito-borne illness a problem on Pacific islands

9/18/2001
Suckers Sicced on Sore Knees

Study: Leeches relieve pain of osteoarthritis

9/8/2001
Red Alert for Yellow Jackets

Pesky insects pose major stinging threat this time of year

8/29/2001
Why Happy Cats Don't Get Bitten

Catnip wards off mosquitoes, new research finds

8/22/2001
Wildlife Rabies Vaccine Infects Woman

Experts call it a rare case in a successful program

7/31/2001
Four Stars Won't Stop Bedbug Bites

Experts warn renewed insect infestation affects even the fanciest U.S. hotels

6/28/2001
Pick Your Bug Sprays Wisely

Be careful with those containing DEET