Until the first hard frost, avoiding mosquito bites will reduce the risk of exposure to Eastern equine encephalitis.
Scientists have devised a bacteria that can interfere with mosquito reproduction, which may help cut down on the insect's population.
As a patient recovers from a life-threatening brain infection, a doctor reminds residents, 'West Nile virus is in our backyard.'
The mosquito-borne virus, which causes birth defects, is expected to hit Gulf Coast states including Florida, Louisiana and Texas.
Researchers warn it may also cause meningoencephalitis, an infection and swelling of the brain.
Researchers say fears may be 'overblown'—cases aren't increasing and only about 1 percent of the infected population will develop serious neurologic illness.
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