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West Nile Virus, Urban Vector Control, and the 50th Anniversary of Silent Spring

According to the September 18 update at the Centers for Disease Control website, over 3000 cases of West Nile virus (WNV) disease in humans have been reported in the US this year. Approximately half of these cases were classified as … Continue reading

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Urban Wildlife: Virginia Opossum

Nothing infuriates my Labrador retriever quite like a cheeky opossum (Didelphis virginiana) in the backyard, or a spooked one running off to hide under a shed or in a rocky embankment in the park. She will give chase if possible, … Continue reading

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