Mosquito Control / Hopkins Research Funding

Guests:

Jordan Cohen, MD
* President
* Association of American Medical Colleges
Washington, DC

Andrew Spielman
* Author, Mosquito:Our Most Persistent and Deadly Foe (2001, Hyperion)
* Professor of Tropical Health
* Harvard School of Public Health
Cambridge, Massachusetts

D. Scott Taylor
* Environmental Resources Specialist
* Brevard Mosquito Control District
Valkaria, Florida

Linda Farley
* Biologist, Pesticides and Birds Campaign
* American Bird Conservancy
Washington DC

Mosquitoes have decimated armies, dethroned leaders, and spread disease worldwide. Even though they weigh no more than a grape seed, they're still a formidable threat. They've spread diseases like malaria, yellow fever and encephalitis. Now West Nile virus has some U.S communities concerned. In this hour of Science Friday, the talk turns to managing mosquitoes. What can communities do to control them? Plus, we'll take a look at the government decision to halt funding of clinical trials involving human suspects at Johns Hopkins University.

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