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Resource ID: #16409
Subject: Diseases
Source: Audubon
Affiliation: 
Date: July-August 2000

Description

Doctors learned of the presence of the mosquito-borne West Nile encephalitis when crows and captive birds in the Bronx Zoo began dying. But identifying the malady and treating the cause were difficult, because there is but a handful of experts in mosquito-borne diseases in the U.S. To combat the outbreak in the Bronx and Queens, health officials sprayed Malathion to kill flying bugs but no move was made to eradicate breeding areas.

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