ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 19, 2000
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The problem of the mosquito-borne West Nile virus introduced.
(New York: James Walker) New York's campaign against the West Nile virus featured; details given of the latest scientific evidence on the spread of the disease. [New York City Mayor Rudolph GIULIANI - comments.] [CDC (Centers for Disease Control) Dr. Steve OSTROFF, Yale University epidemiologist Dr. Durland FISH - express concern about the disease and its spread.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Deaths in Africa from malaria, which is carried by mosquitoes, noted.
(New York: John McKenzie) Scientific research into "disarming" mosquitoes by inserting a gene to deactivate the malaria parasite featured. [Imperial College professor Andrea CRISANTI, Harvard University professor Daniel HARTL, Texas A&M University professor Craig COATES, New York University professor Ken VERNICK - talk about developing a harmless mosquito that cannot transmit disease.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) ABCNews.com coverage of ways to protect oneself from mosquitos and mosquito-borne diseases noted.