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The Best of Our Knowledge
2:00 am
Wed January 22, 2014

The Best of Our Knowledge #1218

As our understanding of the minds of children with autism continues to grow, new methods are being used to both evaluate and nurture those children. Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge, we’ll hear about research published last summer from scientists at Indiana University about new ways to interact with these young people.

We’ll also go to a science fair.  And not one of those Mentos and Diet Coke volcano science fairs.  This one has actual science.  Plus we’ll spend an academic minute finding out how mosquitoes smell.

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New England News
5:43 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

West Nile Virus Confirmed in Pittsfield, Spraying Scheduled

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West Nile Virus has been detected in Pittsfield, and health officials are responding.

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New England News
12:30 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Officials Warn Against Increased Mosquito Activity, Disease

Officials are warning that the recent wet weather in the Northeast could have an effect on the amount of mosquitoes, and precautions are being taken to control the risk of disease that could be passed on to people and animals. 

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WAMC News
12:20 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

Mosquito Monitoring Programs Under Review in Vermont

Vermont officials are reviewing the state mosquito monitoring program following two deaths from a rare disease carried by the insects.

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New England News
8:00 pm
Wed September 12, 2012

CT Officials Confirm West Nile Virus in Horses

Connecticut agriculture officials have reported the year's first domestic animal cases of West Nile virus. WAMC’s Lucas Willard reports…

The Department of Agriculture said Tuesday that a 4-year-old horse from Southbury showed symptoms of lethargy and stumbling on its front feet in late August. The horse developed a fever and became progressively more depressed and uncoordinated.

A blood sample was found positive for the virus. The horse was treated and is recovering.

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WAMC News
12:20 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

Eastern Equine Encephalitis Causes One Death in Vermont

One of two people in Vermont infected with the mosquito-borne virus Eastern Equine Encephalitis has died.
The Vermont Health Department says 87-year-old Richard H. Breen of Brandon, who once served as head of the Vermont Principals' Association, is the state's first victim of Eastern Equine Encephalitis.

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