Bites and Stings News

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Article Title
9/25/2003
U.S. West Nile Cases Near 5,000

New record set while CDC reports small malaria outbreak

9/18/2003
Blood Screening Cuts Risk of W. Nile Transmission

New tests make transfusions much safer, study says

9/15/2003
Mosquito Coils May Contain Carcinogen

Some contain a banned substance, finds study

9/4/2003
West Nile Toll in U.S. Tops 2,000; 43 Dead

Colorado remains hardest-hit as virus surges across western states

8/14/2003
Screening Catches West Nile in Donated Blood

But CDC reports cases continue to climb sharply

8/12/2003
West Nile Kin a Potential West Nile Vaccine

Kunjin virus protects mice in study

8/5/2003
There's Nothing Jolly About Jellyfish

How to soothe the sting

7/13/2003
Spiders Are Usually Hiders, Not Biters

Don't spin a web of worry about them

7/12/2003
First Aid Rescues Summer Fun

From burns to bites, know the treatment that's right

7/4/2003
The Bugs of Summer

How to protect yourself from the season's bites and stings

5/23/2003
Dodging Dog Bites

Experts offer tips to avoid getting nipped by man's best friend

3/28/2003
Wet Soil, Warm Weather Foster Lyme Disease

Study suggests there'll be a lot of cases this year

2/12/2003
Treating Animal Bites

A what-to-do list

1/9/2003
Paging Dr. Dracula

Vampire bat saliva treats stroke in mice, study says

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