Northern California Reports Its First Case Of West Nile In Human
Butte County health officials say the virus was identified during screening of blood samples at a local donation center. In related news, a UC San Diego study looks at the public reaction to genetically modified mosquitoes.
First Human Case Of West Nile Virus Found In Northern California
The first human case this year of West Nile virus in Northern California was reported by Butte County health officials Tuesday. The virus was identified by a blood donation center while it was performing regular screening on blood samples Friday. (Sullivan, 8/15)
Study Finds Public Pushing Back On Genetically Modified Mosquitoes
In recent years, scientists have been using new genetic tools to modify mosquitoes in their labs. ... But a new study led by a UC San Diego researcher finds that some Americans are strongly opposed to releasing genetically modified insects in the wild, presenting challenges to plans for testing this approach in the U.S. (Wagner, 8/15)