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Zika Emergency Lifted as World Health Organization Shifts to Long-Term Approach

The World Health Organization declared Friday that it no longer considers Zika and the neurological complications it causes to be a global public-health emergency, saying the crisis had entered a new phase and would require sustained resources.

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Mexican Fruit Fly Quarantine Area in Texas

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service established a Mexican fruit fly ( quarantine in the Palmview area of Hidalgo County, Texas, applying safeguarding measures and restrictions on the interstate movement or entry into foreign trade of regulated articles from this area. Read more

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Insect Traits Evolving for Ongoing Bug Battles

American cotton producers of a certain age can attest to how much of a blessing Bt traits have been on the farm. Bollgard first appeared in 1996, and farmers were suddenly able to control earworm and tobacco budworms without the excessive spraying they had become accustomed to. Years later, a[…]

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