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Consumer Alert (West Nile Virus) #736061

CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 22, 2003
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) New cases of West Nile virus in Colorado & California reported.

(New York: Jim Acosta) Cautions about products that claim to kill mosquitoes using sonic or ultrasonic technology featured; scenes shown of a ladybug-shaped device which claims to protect babies from West Nile virus; statement from the ladybug’s maker, Prince Lionheart, quoted. [Buy Buy Baby manager Barry McHALE†- comments on sales of the ladybug.] [Rutgers University mosquito research director Wayne CRANS†- says the devices are not based on science; says the ladybug does not work at all.] [FTC Elaine KOLISH†- says ultrasonic & sonic pest control devices don’t work.]

Pelley, Scott;
Acosta, Jim

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